Bragg, who often in his solo work sings with his accent, dropped it during the "Mermaid Avenue" project, and to my ears sounds more interesting for the effort.
It's a great album, released in 1998, the collaboration of one lone Brit and a band of American musicians, who came together over the dusty notebooks of Dustbowl balladeer and Union crusader, Guthrie - it's well worth your attention.
The album can be listened to > here < in this folder.
Enjoy standout tracks like: She Came Along To Me, California Stars, and Hesitating Beauty.
go here to buy the album