Billy Bragg and Joe Henry - Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad


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Recorded over four days, along 2,728 miles of railroad track from Chicago to LA!

Features songs made famous by Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family and more!

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, U.S. singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock'n'roll era.

Shine A Light - Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, out now, is a collection of railway-themed classic songs recorded in the course of a 65-hour journey across the U.S. on the Texas Eagle railroad service. Featuring 13 songs originally recorded by legendary singers such as Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell and more, the album is an atmospheric travelogue, a gripping lesson in musicology, but most importantly it is a beautifully recorded collection of wonderful tunes.

Side 1
Rock Island Line
The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore
The Midnight Special
Railroad Bill
Lonesome Whistle
KC Moan
Waiting For A Train

Side 2
In The Pines
Gentle On My Mind
Hobo’s Lullaby
Railroading On The Great Divide
John Henry
Early Morning Rain

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