The Gotham Gal and I went to see Bruce’s Seeger Sessions show last night. Like the show I saw on Monday night in Saratoga, it was wonderful. Bruce is such an entertainer. This time, instead of a not so great version of Adam Raised A Cain, he did a wonderful version of Atlantic City, one of my favorite Bruce tunes.
So this morning, I put on Nebraska and am listening to my second favorite Bruce record (the first being Darkness which is on my top 50).
Nebraska is a fantastic record and shows that Bruce really does belong in the same genre as his mentors Bob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. The songs are dark and sparse. It’s just Bruce, his acoustic guitar, and a harmonica. But the result is a powerful moving record and I love it.