billy bragg

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For this installment, journalist Leslie Griffy tells us why she chose this song by Billy Bragg & Wilco.

Today it is best known as the anthem "Jerusalem", with music written by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916.
William Blake / Public Domain

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Author Janice Nimura contributes the song "Jerusalem," the William Blake poem set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916. The performance here is that of English singer Billy Bragg.


Woody Guthrie Special Sat. 3 pm

Jul 7, 2013

Folk legend Woody Guthrie turned 101 on July 14th.  On "Folk Music & Beyond" last Saturday, we celebrated Woody's 101st birthday a day early.  Our special features a lot of Woody's iconic classics, as well as some of his unpublished songs recently set to music by Tom Morello, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy & Wilco, Jonatha Brooke, Slaid Cleaves, and John McCutcheon.  Listen to this program on-demand via KALW's Local Music Player any time during this week.