The Boss — who turns 66 on Sept. 23 — watched most of the show at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre from the audience. He later joined Browne to perform for over 12-minutes. They performed a version of “Take It Easy” into “Our Lady of The Well.” Browne co-wrote “Take it Easy” with Eagles member Glenn Frey. It first charted as a hit for The Eagles in the No. 12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.
Browne is on tour supporting his new album, Standing In the Breach. The evening capped off a two night sold-out stand. The tour continues Thursday night (Sept. 24) at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. Check out a photo from the performance here.
The pair have a long history together. Springsteen inducted Browne into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The duo also teamed up with Rosemary Butler for a live collaboration of Maurice Williams’ “Stay,” featured on the 1979 concert album No Nukes: The Muse Concerts For a Non-Nuclear Future.
Watch video shot by Stan Goldstein–a Springsteen expert who guides fans through the singer’s favorite haunts on his “Rock N’ Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore.” Goldstein captured five minutes here: