Bruce Springsteen Sits In With Joe Grushecky in Asbury Park
Throughout the '80s, it was common for Bruce Springsteen, when not on tour, to sit in with a friend at a bar on the Jersey Shore. Last night (July 18), he turned the clocks back by jamming with Joe Grushecky and Houserockers at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, N.J.
According to Brucebase, Grushecky took the stage at 10:15PM, with Springsteen coming on after 20 minutes and three songs. For the next two hours, they played 15 songs, including a handful of Springsteen classics like "Atlantic City," "Adam Raised a Cain" and "Darkness on the Edge of Town," which is embedded above. They also performed "Code of Silence," which they co-wrote and "Never Be Enough Time," from Grushecky's 1995 Springsteen-produced album, American Babylon.
Grushecky is a full-time special education teacher who has been friends with Springsteen for more than 30 years. The two have frequently shared a stage together, most often when Springsteen plays Grushecky's hometown of Pittsburgh and at many Light of Day Foundation concerts, which is held every January in Asbury Park to raise funds for Parkinson's disease.
Springsteen has kept a relatively low profile over the past year. It is believed he is working on a new album, but nothing has been confirmed. Earlier this month, he sat in on a few Beach Boys classics with Brian Wilson at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers Setlist
"Never Be Enough Time"
"Adam Raised a Cain"
"Darkness on the Edge of Town"
"Racing in the Street ('78)"
"Talking to the King"
"Save My Love"
"Frankie Fell in Love"
"Code of Silence"
"Because the Night"
"The Promised Land"
"Light of Day"
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