Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Bruce Springsteen performs at New York school benefit show

Photo courtesy of The Keswell School

Bruce Springsteen performed at the 7th Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit concert in New York City on December 13.

Organized and hosted by Steve Earle at The Town Hall, Springsteen delivered a four-song set backed by Earle’s band, the Dukes, that included “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, “The Promised Land”, “Glory Days” and “Pink Cadillac.”

The event – which saw performances from Earle & The Dukes, Rosanne Cash, The Mastersons, Willie Nile and Matt Savage – closed with Springsteen joining everyone for a finale of the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young classic, “Teach Your Children.”

The annual show raised funds for The Keswell School, a New York education facility whose mission is “to ensure that children on the autism spectrum experience school as joyous and enriching.”

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As Rolling Stone notes, the event marked the first glimpse of electric Springsteen most fans have seen since the conclusion of The River tour in early 2017, after which he launched his acoustic “Springsteen On Broadway” series.

Springsteen - whose latest studio release is 2020’s “Letter To You” – recently released the live album, “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts”, which captures his performance at the Madison Square Garden MUSE benefit shows.

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