Posts Tagged ‘E. Street Band’

Whether you’re a fan of Bruce Springsteen or not, I highly recommend SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY (available on CD and Netflix) which captures his recently completed concert residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre in NYC. The string of 236 intimate live performances featured The Boss with just an acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica. Bruce’s abilities as a master wordsmith and storyteller create an incredibly engaging experience. Personal stories behind his life and songs, which are both sung and shared as spoken-word, are so skillfully descriptive that you feel as though you were there for every step of his journey. “The Rising” is the musical highlight for me. Without the instrumentation of his E. Street Band, the stripped-back song shines with only Bruce’s voice and emotionally-stunning guitar melody – which makes me wish I never quit the guitar after only one lesson in 3rd grade.

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