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Monday, February 27, 2012

UPDATED: Wilco and Billy Bragg Announce Ambitious Mermaid Avenue Release

(*Just released project artwork.)

Wilco and Billy Bragg are set to release a Woody Guthrie tribute called Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions.  The ambitious four album set will mark the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birthday. You may recall this musical  collaboration started when Woody's daughter Nora Guthrie and Billy Bragg met at a show in Central Park in New York, and as far back 1997 Wilco and Billy Bragg started recording old Woody Guthrie songs from archived recordings. This lead to the release of Mermaid Avenue.   And now there are four volumes, which will be released by Nonesuch Recordings.

From Billy Bragg's website:

This is just the latest in a string of recent Woody Guthrie tributes, which includes a museum and archive and some star-studded tribute compilations.  Although a firm release date has yet to be announced Woody’s birthday on July 14th might be just the ticket.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am really looking forward to this one. Although I am not generally given to boxed set collecting, this one is a must have.

Sean Wraight said...

Good to hear it Barbara... We need you to join our tribe. Collectors are becoming a dying breed.

T said...

New Multitudes is awfully good. Worried that MAIII will be all Natalie Merchant outtakes

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