May 302014
Courtney Barnett and Billy Bragg

Listening to Courtney Barnett’s narrative style of solo work (prime example: “Avant Gardener”), it’s clear a Lou Reed influence is at play. So perhaps it’s no surprise that, when teaming up with folk veteran Billy Bragg, the two would turn to The Velvet Underground. Barnett opened for Bragg on his recent Australian tour. They took time together to record “Sunday Morning” for RocKwiz, the Australian TV show.

“Sunday Morning” was a nice choice of song for this pair. With a tune more melodic than most of her own material, Barnett’s voice shows nicely; she blends well with Bragg. Lightly supported by a full band, Barnett’s Telecaster shimmers against Bragg’s strummed acoustic. Most of all, the two look like they’re having a great time. Let’s hope they do more together. Watch and listen to Courtney Barnett and Billy Bragg below.


Catch up with Courtney Barnett at her website and Billy Bragg at his.

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