Billy Bragg pays tribute to Joe Strummer with a live set at Glasgow Film Theatre on Friday July 23rd.
The Bard of Barking will play an acoustic set in support of film Breaking Rocks – a documentary that tells the story of Jail Guitar Doors, the initiative set up by Billy Bragg in commemoration of Clash musician Joe Strummer. The project provides musical instruments to prison inmates to help facilitate rehabilitation and prevent re-offending.
The film features performances by ‘graduates’ from Jail Guitar Doors as well as from many of the artists that have supported the programme including Mick Jones (The Clash), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), as well as Billy Bragg himself.
The event will include an introduction by Alan Miles (director), Q&A with Billy Bragg and Alan, and live acoustic sets by Billy and ‘graduates’ of Jail Guitar Doors, Jonny Neesom and Leon Walker.
The show kicks off at 7.30pm – tickets £12.50 (£11.50 for GFT CineCard holders).