I’ve seen Billy Bragg before, but never at a gig that I’ve had to pay for. He gives value for money, it has to be said, and played a good long set; he still can’t sing, and it still doesn’t matter that much.
The stand out performance, though, was the support which was Seth Lakeman; I’ve rarely heard such an intensely rhythmic band, and certainly not one playing on acoustics. Be looking forward to seeing them live at a smaller venue.
Originally published on my old blog site.