14 July 2009


I was reading some old posts on Billy Bragg's blog, and came upon this. It's from a show Billy did at Monmouth University in New Jersey last October.

"In the front row away to my right I become aware of a little kid leaping around during the songs, playing a toy electric guitar. He is active all night, windmilling his arm like a tiny Pete Townsend and throwing some classic guitar hero shapes. His name is Ossie and, the end of the show, I invite him up to perform with me during A New England. He steals the show."

Maybe there will be an equally cute moment at one of these upcoming shows:

July 19 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, Tolpuddle, Dorset
July 23 Brewery Arts Center, Kendal, England
July 24 Wickerman Festival, Dundrennan, Scotland
July 31 Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA, USA
Aug 1 Folk Festival 50, Newport, RI, USA

More details at Billy's official site.

In other tour news, The Proclaimers have just announced their US tour dates. To get you in the mood, here's the title track from their latest album: (buy)

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The Proclaimers - "Notes and Rhymes" (acoustic Zoo session)

Sept. 8 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe
Sept. 9 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
Sept. 11 New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy
Sept. 13 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Sept. 14 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Sept. 15 Chicago, IL Double Door
Sept. 17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Sept. 19 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
Sept. 20 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Sept. 22 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Sept. 23 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater

All tickets are on sale now. More info at the official site.

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