Billy Bragg

Stephen William Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist.[2] His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and involving the younger generation in activist causes.[3]

Billy Bragg
Bragg in 2010
Background information
Birth nameStephen William Bragg
Also known asWilliam Bragg
Born (1957-12-20) 20 December 1957 (age 63)
Barking, Essex, England
GenresFolk punk,[1] folk rock, indie folk, alternative rock, alternative country, Americana, country folk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, author
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1977–present
LabelsCharisma, Go! Discs, Elektra, Cooking Vinyl, Dine Alone Records
Associated actsThe Red Stars, The Blokes, Riff-Raff, Wilco, Joe Henry