Happy Birthday Billy Bragg – listen to him perform “Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards” at the 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival


Billy Bragg, UK singer, songwriter, and activist was born on this day in 1957. I’ve seen Billy Bragg live a few times now and his shows are a mixture of political activism with comedy, if you ever get a chance check him out…oh yeah and buy his records. When I got the chance to meet him a few summers ago after he played the Mariposa Folk Festival I thanked him for breathing a bit of life back into it, he whispered to me “That’s my job”.  

The first Bill Bragg album I owned was 1988’s ‘Workers Playtime’ so below is “Billy Bragg Live at the 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival -‘Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards'”.Happy Birthday Billy!

Billy Bragg and me

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