Tuesday, June 06, 2006

American Music

Thanks to the generosity of JD, Spooney and I and several other friends were lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band (all 18 of them!) last night at the Greek.

You must go see them on this tour. Or at least pick up the album. But you really should go if you can, especially if:
you like rock-n-roll, or
you like country & western, or
you like Mississippi blues, or
you like Chicago electric blues, or
you like folk, or
you like Dixieland, or
you like roots music, or
you like bluegrass, or
you like zydeco, or
you like...ah, well, there was a kind of a klezmer thing going on a bit too, believe it or not.

It was the most raucous, joyful, sorrowful, foot-stompin, ass-shakin party you have ever been to, and you sure as hell don’t want it to end. But thanks to Bruce’s legendary staying power, it comes pretty damn close to not ending.

It's the kind of concert you remember for the rest of your life. Just how good it made you feel, and how great it sounded, and how everyone all around you all felt exactly the same way.

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