A mighty gig to look forward to!
In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it inspired.
Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers. The result is a new album, “Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad”. They’re hitting the road once more this time to play the music inspired by their epic trip and they’ll be here at An Grianán on Monday 30 January.