Bruce Springsteen Walks the Line at Nashville Show
As he's been doing throughout his 2008 tour, Bruce Springsteen tailored his set to the local crowd Thursday night at Nashville's Sommet Center. In front of an audience that included Amy Grant, Brooks & Dunn's Kix Brooks, Kim Carnes, Union Station dobro player Jerry Douglas and Bill Lloyd (ex of Foster & Lloyd), The Boss played for nearly three hours, performing 29 songs that included a verse of Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line' (a song he also did the night after Cash's death in September 2003).
Taking several cues from signs held up by concertgoers, Springsteen also covered a pair of songs he hasn't done regularly in nearly 30 years - 'Good Rockin' Tonight' and, as an intro to 'She's the One,' Bo Diddley's 'Mona.'
Noting that Aug. 21 was the birthday of the Clash's Joe Strummer, Springsteen also played 'I Fought the Law.' Guitarist Dave Bielanko of the group Marah, which is currently recording in Nashville, joined the E Street Band for 'Rosalita.'