Great Northeast Productions Presents: Billy Bragg with Special Guest Kim Churchill
After his sold-out solo tour in 2012, Billy Bragg returns to Boston this time with his full band. The English musician is known for his blend of folk, punk-rock, and protest music. He was recently described by the Times as a “national treasure.” Over his two-decade career, Bragg has certainly made an indelible mark on the conscience of British music, becoming perhaps the most stalwart guardian of the tradition of radical dissent that stretches back over centuries of the country’s political, cultural, and social history. Bragg is an artist with a keen sense of political activism and a pop hook, all informed with a sense of humanity and humor.
Kim Churchill's style is explosive, with intricate fingerpicking, percussive beats on the body of the guitar, and two-handed tapping intertwined with an earthy stomp box, powerful harmonica melodies, and soulful voice. His songwriting reflects his coastal lifestyle—growing up on the East Coast of Australia, with the surf at his front door—and his new nomadic life on the road.
Admission: $36.50, $31.50, reserved seating