2006-04-26, Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Seeger Sessions Tour
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2010
Tom Cantillon wrote: This review will cover the past 3 shows at Asbury Park. I went, not knowing what to expect and walked away afterwards, completely impressed and amazed! The concert was one of the most joyous and fun-filled time I'd had at a Bruce show.
If you haven't seen the show, the best way to describe it is: Bruce, motivated by the music of Pete Seeger, fueled by the soul of Wislon Pickett, backed by a combo of Bill Hailey and The Comets meets The Brian Setzer Orchestra---the combo is a lethal one. Bruce is definitely having a blast and the show and intensity in which he performs, proves it. Yes, a few people are saying it's not their kind of show, but that does not in any way detract from the professional--giving-his-all--rockabilly, country, swing-time, fun-time show Bruce has given his receptive audience.
He's got a great band backing him and he's working them hard.
Highlights: The Seeger songs, muscled up by Bruce and the band are intense. Mary Don't You Weep, John Henry, Eye on the Prize and Buffalo Girls are all great. My favs have to be Jacob's Ladder, How Can a Poor Man and When the Saints--just great, great stuff. Who better to tap into that Americana songbook than Bruce? It's a night of hand-clapping gospel, shake-down the rafters singing, jitterbugging, rock 'n' swing music that will have you dancing...unless you have no heart and soul.
And the reworking of Cadillac, Open all Night and You Can Look are just wild! Really liked Fall Behind as a waltz--nicely done.
Thanks, Bruce, for a chance to witness the birth of something fun and old, new and borrowed and blue. Good luck on the tour. Looking forward to it.

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