Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival.
Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Dubbed the Nebraska Project, the event will serve as the kick-off for the Guitar Festival, which will open Jan. 14 at the World Financial Center Winter Garden.
A different artist will perform each album track, beginning with Michelle Shocked on the title cut and also including the National ("Manson on the Hill"), Martha Wainwright with Marc Ribot ("Highway Patrolman"), Meshell Ndegeocello ("Up All Night") and Dan Zanes with Vernon Reid ("State Trooper").
Other performers set to appear are Jesse Harris ("Atlantic City"), Chocolate Genius ("Johnny 99"), Laura Cantrell ("Used Cars"), Mark Eitzel ("My Father's House") and Kevn Kinney with Lenny Kaye ("Reason To Believe"). Additional instrumental interludes will be provided by Ribot, Gary Lucas and Harry Manx.
"Nebraska" was previously the subject of a 2000 Sub Pop tribute album that featured Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco and Los Lobos, among others.
The New York Guitar Festival, which runs through Feb. 8, will feature 60 artists at seven venues, including Daniel Lanois, Bill Frisell, Jorma Kaukonen and Taj Mahal.