BILLY BRAGG Biography - Musicians


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Name: Billy Bragg                                                                   
Birth name: Stephen William Bragg                                                   
Born: 20 December 1957 Essex, England, UK                                           
Genre: Anti-folk, Folk-rock, Alternative rock                                       
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar                                                           
Years active 1977-present                                                           
Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England), better known       
as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who blends elements of folk music, punk       
rock and protest songs. His lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes.   
His music career has lasted more than 20 years, and he has collaborated with         
Johnny Marr, Leon Rosselson, members of R.E.M., Michelle Shocked, Less Than Jake,   
Kirsty MacColl, and Wilco. Bragg often plays and speaks at the Tolpuddle Martyrs     
festival. Bragg Close, in his home town of Dagenham, Essex, is named in his