Everyone know about Bruce Springsteen, and his songs are well known throughout the western world. He has also toured extensively with his E Street Band, so many have also seen him live. September 23rd Bruce Springsteen turned 64 years old, with no plans to stop making and performing music. (Picture above: Bruce Springsteen with Th E Street Band at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, 2013.)
From his start in the early 70’s, Bruce Springsteen has established himself as one of the leading rock artist in the world, and also an artist with a conscience, one who takes a stand on topics where other artists are silent. The live shows of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band are worth seeing, with concert lasting 2,5-3 hours each.
I have seen Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band twice, once in 2007 and once in 2013. Great concerts, and a great band. This year Clarence Clemmons was missed, but I was lucky to see him with the band in 2007.
Last year Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band played at the SXSW in Austin. I didn’t see that concert, but the night before his friend Alejandro Escovedos played at the Austin Music Awards, and towards the end of the concert, Escovedos said they needed another guitarist, and Bruce Springsteen joined him and the band on stage. That was a special experience, with Bruce playing second fiddle to Alejandro Escovedos, and also with Joe Ely as another guest.
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