Bruce Springsteen, fresh from a yacht vacation with former President Barack Obama, was back on stage in his old hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday and Saturday nights.
On Friday it was the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival at the Paramount Theater, where he sat in with Southside Johnny, Stevie Van Zandt, former E Street Band members and others for a two-hour jam session.
They played Chuck Berry’s “Bye, Bye Johnny” and "Johnny B. Goode" as well as “Got My Mojo Workin’,” “The Fever,” “Stand by Me,” “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” Springsteen took the mic for Little Richard’s “Lucille.” Of interest to guitar nerds: Bruce played a Gibson Les Paul rather than his trusty Fender Telecaster.
Afterwards Bruce told the Asbury Park Press, “It’s great. It’s nice to see new talent in Asbury and the old guys still cranking it out. It’s very enjoyable. It was a lovely night and a lot of fun.”
Then on Saturday he was back at the Paramount, this time with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Introduced by Steven as his "brother from another mother" (and reunited with his Telecaster), he did "It's Been a Long Time" (a song from the 1991 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes album Better Days) and (again) "Bye Bye Johnny."
Source: Asbury Park Press