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Monday, 02 April 2012 00:00

Billy Bragg at the John Peel Centre

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Billy Bragg - image by James MillarYes, as part of our latest events programme we are delighted to announce that Billy Bragg will appear at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on Friday 4th May 2012.  

Tickets for this event will cost £20 and go on sale on Monday 2nd April from the Tourist Information Office in Stowmarket 01449 676 800.

Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s centenary with a concert that draws from the Grammy nominated Mermaid Avenue albums.

Playing acoustic instruments and singing from Woody’s manuscripts, Billy aims to add another dimension to the Dust Bowl balladeer who inspired Bob Dylan.

"To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Woody’s birth I will be doing a number of shows which will focus on the legacy of Woody Guthrie as expressed through the Mermaid Avenue songs. I’ll be playing acoustic instruments and singing from the book of lyrics which I compiled from the archives and used during the sessions, quoting from Woody’s handwritten notes that are often tagged onto the manuscripts."

For more information check out the Billy Bragg website: http://www.billybragg.co.uk

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