April 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM CT

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Billy Bragg and Kate Gaffney.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, right here on KASU.

Here are the concerts featured on this weeks show.

Billy Bragg – archive.org/details/billybragg2011-10-22.ca14.flac16

Kate Gaffney – archive.org/details/KateGaffney2011-01-13.flac16

Something Blue – Power

Billy Bragg, Tomorrow Is Gonna Be A Better

Welcome to Something Blue. I’m Hairy Larry and I’ve got the blues, for you.

Billy Bragg, I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore
Billy Bragg, Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key

All right now, we’re listening to Billy Bragg “Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”. Before that we heard “Tomorrow Is Gonna Be Better” and “I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore”. Billy Bragg was recorded live at the Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, Ireland, on October 22, 2011. Bragg is a protest singer bringing the spirit of Woodie Guthrie to modern times. Here he is now rocking a labor song called “NPWA”.

Billy Bragg, NPWA
Billy Bragg, Must I Paint You A Picture

Oh yeah, that’s Billy Bragg asking “Must I Paint You A Picture”. His style is rough and raw but he can sing a beautiful song too.

Something Blue is broadcast on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at kasu.org.

I’m Hairy Larry, host of Something Blue. I love protest music and I am glad to be able to bring you this Billy Bragg performance. Find out more about Billy Bragg at billybragg.co.uk.

Now here’s “Levi Stubbs Tears”, “There Is Power In A Union”, and “The Saturday Boy”.

Billy Bragg, Levi Stubbs Tears
Billy Bragg, There Is Power In A Union
Billy Bragg, The Saturday Boy

Kate Gaffney, Plea To Be
Kate Gaffney, Mighty Ship

Now that’s what I’m talking about. It’s Kate Gaffney singing “Mighty Ship”. Before that we heard “Plea To Be”. She was recorded live at New Parrish in Oakland, California, on January 13, 2011. Kate’s got a bluesy voice and she writes a great lyric. Here she is again “Selling Dreams”.

Kate Gaffney, Selling Dreams
Kate Gaffney, Give it a Whirl
Kate Gaffney, Why I Love You

And that’s Kate Gaffney singing “Why I Love You”. Before that we heard “Give It A Whirl”. I love her bright acoustic guitar and her dark voice.

Something Blue is broadcast on KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at kasu.org.

I’m Hairy Larry, host of Something Blue. Friend me or message me on Facebook or on the Delta Boogie Network at deltaboogie.net. Find out more about the show and listen to podcasts anytime at sbblues.com. Thanks to the Live Music Archive at archive.org for hosting the concerts I’m playing tonight. And hear more Kate Gaffney at kategaffney.com.

Closing the show I’ve got three more songs from this fantastic concert. Here’s “Ballad Of Sleepy John”, “Fallen For The Road”, and “Tired Wired”.

Kate Gaffney, Ballad of Sleepy John
Kate Gaffney, Fallen For The Road
Kate Gaffney, Tired Wired

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