Springsteen tribute show planned at Carnegie Hall
Bruce Springsteen is set to get the tribute treatment from the musical community on April 5 at Carnegie Hall in New York. If you were lucky enough to click on the ticket sale website on January 31, then you may have already snagged yourself a pair of tickets (in what concert producer Michael Dorf is calling a "premature leak." Those are always a bit embarassing). Tickets legitimately went on sale Monday (and seem to be sold out) with the proceeds benefitting the Music For Youth program, as with previous tributes to Dylan & Joni Mitchell.
The benefit show will feature appearances from Badly Drawn Boy, Pete Yorn, Steve Earle, Chris Isaak and Josh Ritter, among others. I can't find any recordings of Isaak ever covering Springsteen (some fan correct me if I am wrong), and same for Ritter (although there is plenty of press likening him to Springsteen's songwriting). But here's some hints of what the night may sound like . . .
Thunder Road - Badly Drawn Boy
Dancing In The Dark --> Murray (live) - Pete Yorn
State Trooper (live) - Steve Earle
And if I may, how awesome would it be to see these humble suggestions added to the lineup?
Hungry Heart - Jesse Malin
For You - The Format
No Surrender (live 9/30/05) - Eddie Vedder
(yeah, I've posted this before, but it's one of my absolute favorites)