Here is a story to give you that good ol’ fashion Christmas cheer. We here at rock nyc have been calling Frank Turner a 21 st century Billy Bragg for knocking on a year now and apparently I am not the only one who buy into the concept, if you are in London on Tuesday December 17 th, make your way to King’s Cross where the star crossed folkies will be busking for charity!
You can draw a straight line between Joe Strummer through to Billy Bragg, father and son, white riot to spy vs spy, but you can’t continue the line to Frank Turner and we shall not overcome . The difference being not rock versus folk but the consistent brightness of the former compared with the depression of the latter.
Still, there must be some connection, at least as far as charity is concerned. Here is some cut and paste stuff from WENN: “British musicians Billy Bragg and Frank Turner are set to busk on the streets of London to raise money for the homeless.
The A New England hitmaker and folk star Turner are teaming up for a sold-out concert in aid of the Shelter charity on Wednesday (18Dec13) and they will preview the event on Tuesday (17Dec13).
They will travel to London’s Kings Cross district to busk for an hour at lunchtime.
Bragg says, “The work that Shelter does is essential every day of the year, but never more so than at Christmas time. I am privileged to have the opportunity to join forces with Frank Turner in helping highlight and support the crucial work that they do.”
Turner adds, “I’ve done a fair bit of work with Shelter over the years and I think what they do is fantastic and important; a society as affluent as ours could and should be able to make sure everyone has a stable roof over their heads. Bring Billy into the equation and it’s a great way to sign off for the year and get ready for Christmas.”
The exact location of the pair’s busking session will be revealed on Twitter.com on Monday”
It is hard to agree and all I can wonder is why the duo don’t tour together on an ongoing basis, I mean, since we can’t add Strummer to the mix.
I was happier because I knew I was happy
a snapshot of big hits and high tides, mostly high tides.
There is just a lot to love
the sound seemed to erupt from every side of the room
still on top
“danceable music for the end of days”
contracts its world in Nashisms
let’s take what we are offered
It’s the music, stupid