Billy Bragg http://wesa.fm en Musical Guests and Interviews to Ring in the New Year http://wesa.fm/post/musical-guests-and-interviews-ring-new-year <p>Since the debut of our show in 2012, some of England's best rock singer/songwriters have performed in Pittsburgh. We invited a few of them to join us for conversations on the show.</p><p>On today's program you'll hear our interview with two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Graham Nash, as well as Billy Bragg.&nbsp; Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 21911 at http://wesa.fm Musical Guests and Interviews to Ring in the New Year Punk Rock Humanitarian Billy Bragg Returns to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/punk-rock-humanitarian-billy-bragg-returns-pittsburgh <p>Punk rocker and humanitarian protest lyricist Billy Bragg returns to Pittsburgh after sixteen years.</p><p>His influences derive from 1960’s Motown music and the civil rights movement to the arrival of punk rock in Britain.</p><p>Following the 1984 United Kingdom <a href="http://libcom.org/library/notes-on-the-miners-strike-1984-1985">miner strike</a>, Bragg began writing and performing protest songs expressing the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/rock/pages/miners_benefits.shtml">discord</a> in ideologies between working citizens and upper class public officials. He returned to Pittsburgh to play at Mr. Smalls theater on October 1.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:23:42 +0000 Katherine Blackley 17578 at http://wesa.fm Punk Rock Humanitarian Billy Bragg Returns to Pittsburgh