IN oRBit: BARKING MAN IN GOOD BOOTS

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Inspired in seemingly equal parts by Karl Marx, Woody Guthrie and the Clash, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg has cut a singular path through the world of popular music.

On Sunday, the iconoclastic guitar slinger from Barking, England brings his axe and distinctive voice to Monmouth University for a solo performance that’s bound to include commentary, both spoken and sung, on world events.

We caught up with Bragg by phone earlier this week as he was packing his bags to come to America; in that conversation, he talks about driving himself to parts unknown, the global credit crisis, and the value of boots that don’t leak.

Interested parties can read all about it only in today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit.

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