Down the tracks with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
Joe Henry and Billy Bragg went and recorded an album while taking a train across the country. During the 65-hour journey they set up a mobile recording studio at stations and knocked out old trains songs like The Midnight Special, Hobo’s Lullaby and Gentle on My Mind.
Shine a Light, Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad is well-worth a listen. Take a minute and head to Billy Bragg’s Youtube channel to see a bunch more videos, and read an interview with the artists here.