Jun 21 2017

Happy Birthday Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren feiert heute seinen 66. Geburtstag.

Nils Lofgren wurde am 21. Juni 1951 in Chicago, IL geboren. Neben Gitarre beherrscht er ausserdem Klavier und Akkordeon.

Mit 17 Jahren schloss er sich der Band von Neil Young an und wirkte auf dessen Album “After the Goldrush” mit. Zeitgleich spielte er mit seiner eigenen Band “Grin” vier Studioalben ein, die von den Kritikern mit viel Lob überschüttet wurden. In Deutschland wurde er den Musikfans vor allem 1976 und 1979 durch seine Auftritte im WDR “Rockpalast” bekannt.

Nach einigen Plattenerfolgen in Europa und den USA, wurde er 1984 offizielles Mitglied von Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. Ferner arbeite er mit namhaften Künstlern wie Steve Forbert, Ringo Starr, Branford Marsalis, Carl Perkins, Patti Scialfa und Jerry Lee Lewis zusammen.

Nils Lofgren – Old School

Am 6. Dezember 2011 veröffentlichte Nils Lofgren mit “Old School” sein letztes Solowerk. Auf dem Album findet man 12 Songs, von denen 11 gänzlich aus seiner Feder stammen. Als Gastsänger hat sich Nils Lofgren Paul Rodgers (“Free”, “Bad Company” und “Queen”), Lou Gramm (“Foreigner”) und Sam Moore mit ins Boot geholt.


Nils Lofgren – UK 2015 Face the Music

Am 13. November 2015 releaste der E Street Band Gitarrist zudem eine neue Live CD. Auf „UK 2015 – Face the Music Tour“ findet man 15 Kompositionen, die Nils Lofgren während seiner Konzertreise durch England Live eingespielt hat.

Nils Lofgrens Zusammenarbeit mit Bruce Springsteen:

  • 1985 – We Are The World, “Trapped”, Live
  • 1985 – “Janey Don’t You Lose Heart”, Single
  • 1986 – “Live 75-85”
  • 1987 – “Chimes Of Freedom”, Single
  • 1987 – “Tunnel Of Love”
  • 1988 – “Video Anthology”, Video / DVD
  • 1988 – “Folkways: Vision Shared”
  • 1995 – “Greatest Hits”
  • 1995 – “Blood Brothers”, Video / DVD
  • 1996 – “Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame”
  • 1999 – “Tracks”
  • 2001 – “Live in New York City”
  • 2002 – “The Rising”
  • 2003 – “Live in Barcelona”, DVD
  • 2007 – “Magic”
  • 2008 – “Magic Tour Highlights Live”, EP
  • 2009 – “Greatest Hits
  • 2009 – “Working on a Dream”
  • 2012 – “Wrecking Ball”
  • 2014 – “High Hopes”
  • 2014 – “American Beauty”, EP
  • 2015 – “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection”

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Nov 18 2015

Neue Nils Lofgren Live CD: “UK 2015 – Face the Music Tour”

Am 13. November 2015 veröffentlichte der E Street Band Gitarrist Nils Lofgren eine neue Live CD.

Auf “UK 2015 – Face the Music Tour” findet man 15 Songs, die Nils Lofgren während seiner diesjährigen Konzertreise durch England Live eingespielt hat.

Tracklist:

  1. Too Many Miles
  2. New Holes In Old Shoes
  3. Lost A Number
  4. Walkin’ Nerve
  5. Miss You “C”
  6. Girl In Motion
  7. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  8. Rusty Gun
  9. Black Books
  10. Goin’ Back
  11. The Sun Hasn’t Set
  12. Like Rain
  13. Mud In Your Eye
  14. No Mercy
  15. Shine Silently

Nils Lofgren schreibt:

In January 2015, after a three year break from our traditional acoustic UK tours, we headed back in the dead of Winter, excited for another run of shows, town to town, on the bus, sharing music that hopefully spreads some good will and hope to linger with the wonderful audiences we’ve had, decade after decade. Accompanied by Greg Varlotta, our friend and amazing, multi-instrumentalist and our stellar crew, we all set out to do special, inspired shows everywhere. We were all thrilled with the audience response and it was Amy who insisted we record the last half of the tour, optimistic it could lead to an album of live tracks to commemorate this wonderful UK run. She was right and here it is. We hope you all enjoy it. It really is the audience that breaths the life, fire and inspiration into every performance. God bless you all and thanks again for your presence and magical energy, night after night, town after town, note after note. Peace and Believe, – Nils.

Die CD kann ab sofort auf Amazon.de oder im Stonepony Shop vorbestellt werden.

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Mai 8 2015

Lenore Gessner Travis gestorben – Bruce Springsteen besucht Trauerfeier

Am 26. April 2015 starb Lenore Gessner Travis bei einem tragischen Unfall auf der familieneigenen Farm in Lincoln, MA.

Lenores Ehemann George Travis ist seit knapp 40 Jahren als Tourmanager und Tourdirektor für Bruce Springsteen tätig. Ausserdem trat George Travis als Co-Produzent der Bruce Springsteen Video Produktionen “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Born in the USA Live” (2014), “Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Bands: Live in Dublin” (2007), “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live in Barcelona” (2003) und “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City” (2001) in Erscheinung.

Bruce Springsteen besuchte gemeinsam mit Ehefrau Patti Scialfa und dem E Street Band Gitarrist Nils Lofgren die Beerdigung in Cambridge, MA am 30. April 2015. Während der Trauerfeier spielten die Musiker “I Wanna Marry You” und “If I Should Fall Behind”.

PLSN.com berichtet:

Lenore Travis, who in the 1970s worked for Tom Field and Associates (TFA) and also Mike Brown Grandstands (today Brown United), died April 26 in a tractor accident on her farm in Lincoln, Mass. She was 67. She shared that farm with her husband George Travis, 2013 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Honoree and Bruce Springsteen’s longtime production manager … weiterlesen

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Feb 18 2015

Nils Lofgren Tourdaten für Mai und Juni 2015

E Street Band Gitarrist Nils Lofgren hat gestern (17. Februar 2015) neue Tourdaten bekannt gegeben.

Der 63jährige wird ab Anfang Mai 2015 bis zum 9. Juni 2015 durch Nordamerika touren.

Die Termine:

1. Mai 2015 – Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Stage – Wyckoff, NJ
3. Mai 2015 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ
4. Mai 2015 – BB King Blues Club & Grill – New York, NY
6. Mai 2015 – Arts at the Armory – Somerville, MA
7. Mai 2015 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
8. Mai 2015 – Levoy Theatre – Millville, NJ
9. Mai 2015 – Pollak Theater at Monmouth – Long Branch, NJ
10. Mai 2015 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
5. Juni 2015 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
6. Juni 2015 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
8. Juni 2015 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
9. Juni 2015 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

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Aug 5 2014

Nils Lofgren “Face the Music” erscheint am 5. August 2014

Am 5. August 2014 erscheint die 10 Disk umfassende Nils Lofgren Retrospektive “Nils Lofgren – Face the Music”.

Auf den 9 CDs findet man unzählige bisher unveröffentlichte Songs, Demos und natürlich auch alle Hits des 62jährigen Musikers. Ausserdem ist ein 136seitiges Booklet sowie eine DVD mit 20 Video Clips beigelegt.

Die Box Set kann ab sofort auf Amazon oder im Stonepony Shop bestellt werden.

Tracklist:

Disc One (Grin years 1971-1973):

1. See What a Love Can Do 5:01
2. Everybody’s Missin’ the Sun 2:44
3. Like Rain 3:40
4. Outlaw 4:02
5. If I Were a Song 3:10
6. We All Sung Together 3:43
7. Take You to the Movies Tonight 1:45
8. White Lies 3:28
9. Slippery Fingers 4:00
10. Moon Tears 2:18
11. Lost a Number 3:09
12. Soft Fun 5:40
13. Hi, Hello Home 2:29
14. Love or Else 3:40
15. Sad Letter 3:11
16. Ain’t Love Nice 2:09
17. She Ain’t Right 3:27
18. All Out 3:01
19. Rusty Gun 2:20
20. Beggar’s Day (Eulogy To Danny Whitten) 4:18
21. One More Time 5:10

Disc Two (solo years 1975-1977):

1. One More Saturday Night 3:06
2. If I Say It, It’s So 3:03
3. Can’t Buy a Break 3:15
4. Back It Up 2:23
5. I Don’t Want to Know (Live Bootleg Version) 3:48
6. The Sun Hasn’t Set on This Boy Yet 2:48
7. Rock and Roll Crook 2:53
8. Two by Two 3:04
9. Cry Tough 5:06
10. It’s Not a Crime 4:12
(Nils Lofgren & Tom Lofgren)
11. Share a Little 5:13
12. Can’t Get Closer (WCGC) 3:43
13. Mud in Your Eye 2:40
14. I Came to Dance 4:30
15. Home Is Where the Hurt Is 4:12
16. Rock Me at Home 4:30
17. You’re the Weight (Live/1977) 5:09
18. Goin’ South (Live/1977) 4:59
19. Incidentally… It’s Over (Live/1977) 4:08

Disc Three (solo years 1979-1983):

1. No Mercy 4:06
2. Shine Silently 3:34 (Nils Lofgren-Dick Wagner)
3. Steal Away 4:05 (Nils Lofgren-Dick Wagner)
4. I Found Her 3:33 (Nils Lofgren-Lou Reed)
5. You’re So Easy 6:00 (Nils & Tom Lofgren-Bob Ezrin-Dick Wagner)
6. A Fool Like Me 3:09 (Nils Lofgren-Lou Reed)
7. Night Fades Away 4:23
8. Ancient History 4:51
9. Sailor Boy 3:55
10. Empty Heart 3:03
11. Don’t Touch Me 4:02
12. I Go to Pieces 2:53 (Del Shannon)
13. Across the Tracks 2:52
14. Daddy Dream 4:53
15. Wonderland 3:32
16. Room Without Love 3:03
17. Confident Girl 3:06
18. Into the Night 3:45
19. Deadline 4:09
20. Everybody Wants 3:42

Disc Four (solo years 1985-1992):

1. Secrets in the Street 4:33
2. Big Tears Fall 6:07
3. Dreams Die Hard 3:32
4. Girl in Motion 5:51
5. Walkin’ Nerve 3:53
6. Trouble’s Back 5:20
7. Bein’ Angry 5:54
8. Valentine 6:13
9. A Child Could Tell 4:20
10. You 3:30
11. Shot At You 5:48
12. Crooked Line 4:55
13. Someday 5:32
14. New Kind of Freedom 3:41
15. Drunken Driver 6:28

Disc Five (self-released 1993-1998):

1. Alone 6:08
2. No Return 3:54
3. Tender Love 8:37
4. Dreams Come True 4:23
5. Out of the Grave 8:09
6. Lion’s Wake 2:16
7. Damaged Goods 3:43
8. Only Five Minutes 5:27
9. Setting Sun 3:42
10. Life 3:07 (Nils Lofgren-Lou Reed)
11. Nothin’s Fallin’ 5:06
12. Little On Up 5:02
13. Blue Skies 4:02
14. Black Books 5:24
15. Man in the Moon 3:19
16. Believe 3:46

Disc Six (self-released 1997-2001):

1. Delivery Night 5:01
2. Code of the Road 8:20
3. New Holes in Old Shoes 5:10
4. Puttin’ Out Fires 6:22
5. I Found You 4:35
6. Love a Child 2:57
7. Driftin’ Man 3:06 (Nils Lofgren-Lou Reed)
8. Without You 3:43
9. Heaven’s Answer to Blue 4:17
10. Seize Love 5:30
11. Open Road 3:13
12. Speed Kills 3:11
13. I’m Buyin’ 2:52
14. The Wind 4:27
15. We Got Guys 1:07
16. Hard Lines 1:02
17. Tears on Ice 4:46
18. Misery 4:43

Disc Seven (self-released 2002-2011):

1. Like Rain 4:52
2. The Star-Spangled Banner 2:39
3. In Your Hands 3:19
4. Mr. Hardcore 5:07
5. Tried and True 1:56
6. Frankie Hang On 3:43
7. Fat Girls Dance 4:37
8. I Am a Child 3:13 (Neil Young)
9. Mr. Soul 4:21 (Neil Young)
10. World on a String 3:16 (Neil Young)
11. Old School 3:12
12. 60 Is the New 18 3:02
13. Miss You Ray 2:39
14. Amy Joan Blues 2:42
15. Dream Big 4:31
16. Irish Angel 5:10 (Bruce McCabe)
17. Ain’t Too Many of Us Left 4:41
18. When You Were Mine 4:33
19. Why Me 4:24
20. Wreck on the Highway 4:37 (Bruce Springsteen)

Disc Eight (unreleased):

1. Keith Don’t Go 3:33
2. Try 3:36
3. Sing for Happiness 3:15
4. Duty 3:28
5. Sweet Four Wings 3:48
6. Just to Have You 2:17
7. I’ll Arise 2:51
8. Some Must Dream 4:46
9. Stay Hungry 3:41
10. Heaven’s Rain 3:36
11. Whatever Happened to Muscatel 2:49
12. You In My Arms 2:48
13. Here for You 3:37
14. Hide My Heart 4:22
15. Love Is. . . 4:28
16. Awesome Girl 3:36
17. When You Are Loved 2:55
18. Bullets Fever 3:06
19. Message 11:20

Disc Nine (unreleased):

1. Beauty and the Beast 3:42
2. You Are the Melody 3:24
3. Tears Inside 3:32
4. Face the Music 4:48
5. I Don’t Stand a Chance 3:28
6. What Is Enuf?!! 4:02
7. London 4:03
8. Go Away 4:09
9. Heart Like A Hammer 4:11
10. True Love Conquers Legends 3:40
11. Yankee Stadium 3:02
12. Sad Walk 5:23
13. Dalmatian 4:05
14. I’m Coming Back 3:59 (Tom Lofgren)
15. Mad, Mad World 3:31
16. Jhoon Rhee Ad :28
17. It’s Better to Know You 2:43
18. Last Time I Saw You 2:03
19. Mist and Morning Rain 2:49
20. Miss You “C” 2:38
21. Oh Holy Night (Strings, Choir Arranged & Conducted by Kevin Stoller) 2:58 (A. Adams-J. Dwight)

Disc Ten (DVD):

1. Windy (Flip Combo) 2:03
2. Dream Big 5:18
3. Too Many Miles 7:35
4. Keith Don’t Go 7:13
5. Bein’ Angry 4:45
6. Shine Silently 7:03
7. Big Tears Fall 5:18
8. I Found You 6:10
9. No Mercy 4:24
10. Gun and Run 8:03
11. See What Love Can Do 8:03
12. If I Were a Song 3:03
13. Slippery Fingers 4:23
14. Like Rain 4:12
15. Moon Tears 5:25
16. I Came to Dance 11:42
17. Everybody’s Missin’ the Sun 3:29
18. Ain’t Love Nice 2:35
19. I’ll Arise 3:04
20. Nils Lofgren: The Art of Adapting 8:11

Pressemeldung:

NILS LOFGREN – FACE THE MUSIC
The stellar 45-year career of singer-songwriter-guitarist Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a limited edition nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that is individually hand signed and numbered by the artist.
The collection s music component, selected by Lofgren himself, comprises 169 tracks, stretching back to Lofgren s early work with his Washington, D.C.-area band Grin, which he founded at the age of 17 in 1968, and surveying both his major-label solo albums and independent self-released music. Two of the CDs contain 40 previously unreleased tracks and rarities. The DVD features 20 video clips selected from a body of performances as diverse as Nils career.
A detailed, lavishly illustrated 136-page booklet, with an introduction by noted rock journalist Dave Marsh, contains Lofgren s track-by-track commentary and personal reflections on his work, as well as his tours of duty as a sideman with such luminaries as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Ringo Starr. The set also contains homages to Lofgren by such colleagues as Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sting, Bono, and Paul Rodgers.
In its entirety, the set gives a comprehensive, intimately detailed picture of the performer Neil Young who hired the 18-year-old Lofgren to play piano and guitar on After the Gold Rush in 1969 calls an inspiration to me for many years. A true triple threat, Lofgren has distinguished himself as the writer of melodic, affecting, and hard-rocking songs, a sensitive and seemingly ageless singer, and a guitarist of incomparable power and imagination.

Die Box Set kann ab sofort auf Amazon oder im Stonepony Shop bestellt werden.

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