by Jade Milburn
Did you ever wonder what an album would sounds like when fully recorded on a train travelling across America? Well, look no further. They say music soaks up the atmosphere where it is recorded, and if that is the case, then this new album is truly a buffet for the ears. A full buffet, with grapes, salted ham, and lots of delicious snacks for afters.
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry will be releasing their new album: ‘Shine a Light: Field recordings from the great American railroad’ on 23rd September 2016 on Cooking Vinyl.
The album focuses on, ‘the transformative part that the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.’
U.K dates have been announced by the duo, and are as follows:
7 LONDON Union Chapel
8 LONDON Union Chapel
9 CANTERBURY the Marlowe Theatre
10 BRIGHTON St. George’s Church
12 PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal
13 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
14 GUILDFORD G Live
15 BURY ST EDMUNDS the Apex
17 NOTTINGHAM Playhouse
18 MANCHESTER the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
19 LINCOLN the Engine Shed
See Billy & Joe performing The Midnight Special HERE. This track is also available to download immediately when you pre-order the album from the official store or iTunes.