Posted in music | pictures on January 16, 2006

It ends up Bruce is a big National fan, and they were nice enough to pose for a few photos with him backstage @ The Winter Garden...

The National & Bruce Sprinsteen

Earlier in the evening they were playing one of his songs. Later they joined him on stage to cover Woodie Guthrie. The National's next show is The Plug Awards. Clogs' (members of the National) next show is at Bowery Ballroom with Bell Orchestre on January 22. 2006.

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Comments (18)

the boss has some surprising tastes. a friend saw him purchasing a nation of ulysesses cd (among many others) at borders on saturday am.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2006 5:45 PM

the boss has some surprising tastes. a friend saw him purchasing a nation of ulysesses cd (among many others) at borders on saturday am.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2006 5:46 PM

i bought someone that same peguin sweater.

Posted by laura | January 16, 2006 7:35 PM

http://www.brucespringsteen.net/live/walkinmusic.html

found it. the national's about today is on his walk in cd....

Posted by tom | January 16, 2006 9:45 PM

how fortunate for bruce that these people would actually take a picture with him.

becuase you know the national, they're really something else.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2006 9:45 PM

why is it that all of the posters who rib these crap bands always post anonymously?

Posted by sam | January 17, 2006 9:11 AM

well not sure which "crap bands" are being spoken about buuuut i did find it 'interesting' the way the pix were captioned as 'the nationals were nice enough to pose for a px with him'---to many of us it would seem the other way around---since Bruce is just a bit more famous for awhile now and they were at a festival thing honoring Bruce's work "Nebraska" and since I saw a few of his shows this year--he is how i ever heard of the nationals in the first place.
To me it is no surpise in his tastes either since he has long been a fan of several diverse musical artists and lets people know about it.

Posted by whitney | January 17, 2006 8:11 PM

I hear that Springsteen's also a big fan of People with a Good Sense of Humor.

Up-and-coming Aussie act. Y'all should SERIOUSLY check 'em out.

Posted by J | January 17, 2006 11:37 PM

right on, J. i think people without a sense of humor should be banned from this website. helllooooo people...it was a JOKE! gawd!

Posted by M | January 18, 2006 11:31 AM

I don't suppose anyone knows of any audio of the show? I think "Mansion on the Hill" was a pretty damned good choice on the part of the National.

Posted by sean | January 18, 2006 2:42 PM

dear j/m: sense of humor tested with first try. sense of humor lost with this gem "Bruce got to pose with Laura Cantrell too...."

whitney put it more eloquently though

Posted by people without a sense of humor | January 18, 2006 10:26 PM

I've been a Bruce-fan for the last 22 years and at the same time I simply love The National. The funny thing is that - I kinda new Bruce would like The National when I heard 'em the first time. For those who do not know the National - you should check them out....
/Ronni

Posted by Ronni | May 15, 2007 9:01 AM

what, does this now make bruce an "indie" artist, or is he the major label artist who's "okay" to like, because some indie artists like him?

Posted by muffdiver | May 29, 2007 9:52 AM

The thing that's so great about Springsteen (and what probably helps keep him relevant and making great music 4 decades strong) is that, deep down, he's a music freak - like the rest of us. He is and always has been Rock's ultimate aggregator.

He's a white boy from Jersey, but watch him live and you'd swear he was a Gospel preacher. Just when you think he'a a preacher, though.. he goes out and puts on the greatest Folk revival anyone has ever seen. Jazz, Blues, Folk, Gospel.. it's all there in this guy - always has been.

He is not an original, no. He doesn't break new ground and he's not dysfunctional (how rare for a rock star) I think the reason all the new bands are so HEAVILY influenced by Springsteen is that he's written some remarkable poetry, but I think he's a musician's musician. He just gets off on it. He likes to hear new things, new approaches.

For that reason.. he will always be fresh. The other interesting thing is that.. for all of the talk about him being "commercial" back in the '80's, he's one one of the only musicians to have never sold out. He has a lot of integrity.

Posted by Mark | September 14, 2007 2:12 AM

The National is LUCKY to be able to pose for pictures with The Boss BV. Let's revise that post shall we?!

Posted by Debra | October 24, 2007 1:15 PM

Better yet! Let's revise the post further:

BROOKLYN VEGAN NICE ENOUGH TO POST PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL BEING NICE ENOUGH TO POSE WITH SPRINGSTEEN, AND VARIOUS READERS BEING NICE ENOUGH TO POST THEIR COMMENTS.

Posted by Editorial Committee | October 24, 2007 3:22 PM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 2, 2008 10:07 PM

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