Legendary rocker Bruce
Springsteen made the most of his day in New Orleans on Saturday. Not only did
Springsteen and the E Street Band close out the action at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival with a guest-filled set, but then The Boss headed over to The Saenger Theatre to
perform at a Dr. John Tribute.
Springsteen and his band played a lengthy 24-song performance at the Fairgrounds for the
final set of the day that included an eight-song encore. Bruce's first guest of the night
was Rickie Lee Jones, who lent a hand on a pair of Seeger Sessions tunes
such as the tour debut of Henry Thomas's "John Henry." The main set also featured the tour
debut of "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?" When the New Jersey native
returned for the encore, The Boss and the E Street Band were joined by John Fogerty
for performances of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics "Green River" and "Proud Mary."
The encore also included a tip of the hat to the Crescent City in the form of "When The
Saints Go Marching In."
After the action at the Fairgrounds wrapped up, The Boss headed over to The Saenger for
the Dr. John Tribute. Springsteen joined Dr. John himself for perhaps the New Orleans
legend's most famous tune - "Right Place, Wrong Time." Just two years back Dr. John had
sat in with Bruce and the E Street Band at the Fairgrounds for the group's last Jazz Fest
performance. Other highlights from the Dr. John tribute included Widespread Panic
accompanied by the Dirty Dozen
horns for "How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around," Warren Haynes playing slide
on "You Lie," Tab Benoit's "Stagger Lee" and John Fogerty leading a take on "New Orleans."
Watch John Fogerty guest with Bruce Springsteen via Les Berenson:
And take a look at footage of "When The Saints Go Marching In":
Here's the pre-show draft of the Dr. John setlist via @PanicStream:
Check out the Bruce Springsteen setlist from the Fairgrounds:
[Published on: 5/4/14]