A BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN COVER W/ VOCALS BY AMY HUENEMAN
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Fast forward to 1999, my dear friend Amy Hueneman and I landed our first official gig that wasn’t at a wedding, a reception or at church. We were playing at The Cabaret in Cincinnati, Ohio, and let me tell you we thought we had arrived (or at least I did, anyway). And on that night, we performed this slow, solemn version. It was probably an odd choice for a setlist that was mostly jazz standards. But much to our surprise, it went over really well. In a small, but packed room, you could hear a pin drop.
Since I first saw the video on MTV in 1984, I had always loved this “happy” song by Bruce Springsteen. But at that time, even though I had every word memorized, I really couldn’t have told you what the song was about. Then about 15 years later, I stopped to actually listen. To me, the lyrics didn't quite match up with the happy, upbeat sound . So I decided to create a different arrangement.
Amy and John getting ready to perform at their very first gig, way back in 1999.
Twenty-two years later, we decided to record it.