Singer-Songwriter and Activist Billy Bragg Performs at The Suffolk - 27 East

Arts & Living

Arts & Living / 2263626

Singer-Songwriter and Activist Billy Bragg Performs at The Suffolk

icon 1 Photo
Singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg performs at The Suffolk on July 18. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

Singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg performs at The Suffolk on July 18. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

authorStaff Writer on Jun 21, 2024

Punk rocker, soldier, Essex boy, folk singer, Skiffle aficionado, protest singer’s protest singer, patriot, optimist, lefty polemicist, author, soul miner, musicologist, champion of the underclasses, Cockney vocalist and all-round decent bloke Billy Bragg is kicking off his “The Roaring Forty USA Tour” with a show at The Suffolk on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. and culminating with a July 27 return to the Newport Folk Festival — his first appearance there since 2017. The tour will feature Bragg, along with keyboardist and vocalist JJ Stoney, performing fan-favorites featured on 2023’s acclaimed box set “The Roaring Forty 1983-2023.”

“Ahead of my appearance at Newport Folk Festival, I’m taking a weeklong swing through the Northeast U.S.,” said Bragg, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and activist. “Looking forward to playing in some cities where I haven’t been for a long old time .”

Bragg has been a recording artist, live performer and political campaigner for 40 years. He has released 11 solo studio albums, and in 2017 released a mini album, “Bridges Not Walls.” His performances at the BBC were anthologized in “The Best of Billy Bragg at The BBC 1983-2019.”

Bragg has worked with a wealth of celebrated musicians from different musical backgrounds including Eliza Carthy, Norman Cook, Dick Gaughan, Joe Henry, Kirsty MacColl, Ian McLagan, Johnny Marr, R.E.M., Natalie Merchant, Romeo Stodart, Danny Thompson, Robert Wyatt, Pete Seeger, The Philharmonic Orchestra and U.S. alt-rock band Wilco, with whom he created two critically acclaimed collections setting previously unheard lyrics by legendary American Folk singer Woody Guthrie to music.

Tickets are $70 to $90 at thesuffolk.org. The Suffolk is at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead.

You May Also Like:

Prokofiev’s 'Peter and the Wolf' In Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Community Band will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” on Tuesday, ... 23 Jul 2024 by Staff Writer

Bedside Reading on the East End

This weekend, Bedside Reading, the hotel amenity that places a wide variety of complimentary books ... by Staff Writer

‘Stirring the Pot’ With Florence Fabricant and Friends

Guild Hall’s popular series of Sunday culinary conversations, “Stirring the Pot,” return this summer to ... 22 Jul 2024 by Staff Writer

Broadway's Melissa Errico Performs at SAC

Southampton Arts Center will present a special concert — “Melissa Errico Sings the Summer” on ... by Staff Writer

Costantino Nivola's Works Come to The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room will host an exhibition of works by Costantino Nivola (1911-1988) from July ... by Staff Writer

‘Couples Squared’ Opens at Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center’s “Couples Squared,” an exhibition curated by Phyllis Tuchman, opens with a reception ... by Staff Writer

Jazz, Hip-Hop and R&B Luminary Robert Glasper Takes the Guild Hall Stage

Guild Hall will host Grammy Award-winning pianist Robert Glasper on Monday, July 29, at 7 ... by Staff Writer

Six Artists in the Garden at The Leiber Collection

The Leiber Collection will present “Six Artists in the Garden” on Saturday, July 27, at ... by Staff Writer

World Premiere of Michael Stephen Brown’s ‘The Lotos-Eaters’ Comes to BCMF

Pianist and composer Michael Stephen Brown will present the world premiere of his own composition “The Lotos-Eaters” for flute, cello, piano and percussion at the 41st season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. The concert will take place on Thursday, August 1, at 6 p.m. at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. This piece is commissioned by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Besides the world premiere work, Brown will also perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493. Entitled “Mozart Reflections,” the program will also include Mozart’s Quartet in A major, K. 298 as well as “And Legions Will Rise.” “I was ... by Staff Writer

See Saturday Night Live Cast Member Punkie Johnson at LTV Studios

LTV Studio’s will host a night of stand-up comedy with Saturday Night Live cast member Punkie Johnson on Friday, August 2, at 8 p.m. Johnson is a comedian and writer from New Orleans, Louisiana, who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2020. She also appeared on season 2 of HBO Max’s critically acclaimed series “Love Life,” where her performance was hailed by Time magazine as a “particular standout.” Past credits include “Space Force” (Netflix), “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO), and “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers” (Comedy Central). Johnson also served as a writer/consultant on Peacock’s upcoming series ... by Staff Writer