I remember going to see Billy play live 25 years ago, on more than one occasion, loving his music and, admittedly, having a bit of a crush on him. His music was split between the politically active and the amazingly personal. Whatever he sang, it came from the heart, in the tradition of great folk music. And in the in the spirit of great folk music, I offer a clip of Billy singing this great tribute to the working man. Here is Power In The Union.
Bragg has been an outspoken opponent of fascism, racism, bigotry, sexism and homophobia. I still love Billy, including his latest album, 2008's Mr. Love & Justice. For more on Billy, check out his official website here.