Billy Bragg was recently described by the London Times as a "national treasure" in Britain, and with his reconstructions of unfinished Woody Guthrie songs of a few years back he created a few American national treasures to boot. In more than two decades of performing and stirring people up, Billy Bragg has become the conscience of British music, a stalwart guardian of the radical dissenting tradition that stretches back over centuries of political, cultural, and social history. His songs, halfway between folk and punk, are full of passion, anger, and wit. Top it all off with the stream-of-consciousness rants that Billy Bragg delivers live and in person, and you've got the ingredients for a rare Ark experience. Billy Bragg comes to Michigan with "Tooth & Nail," his first studio release in five years. Australian experimental acoustic guitarist and songwriter Kim Churchill opens.