Tino G and the Boss: Detroit’s Tino G., also of beloved blues rockers the Howling Diablos, told us about his Bruce Springsteen experience.
We were playing St Andrew’s Hall and we got a call that Nils Lofgren and Max Weinberg were in town, and coming to our show. I’d heard of Springsteen, but had no idea what it was all about. Nils and Max were very cool and insisted we come to their show the next night at The Joe.
Detroit is a LIVE Music town, and you have to bring it live to get any love. This show was absolutley jaw-dropping, in a James Brown ‘LIVE at The Apollo’ kind of way. The energy between Bruce and the audience was ecstasy and the band had this well-worn, in-the-groove, tight… but loose, revival tent-show power.
The audience were in a rock n roll FEVER, and would sing any verse,, to any song, at any time he pointed the mic toward the crowd. I’ve witnessed a lot of great shows, but this night was unforgettable.
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