37 years to the day after Bruce Springsteen released Nebraska, Aoife O’Donovan has shared her take on the album’s title track.
Like the original, Aoife’s version is stripped down, with just vocals and a guitar. The song was recorded at Brooklyn Recording in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2011, I did a residency at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Each week was a different set, and while planning for the month, I decided to learn the Bruce Springsteen album “Nebraska” from start to finish. Originally released in 1982, the year I was born, the songs are timeless. The sadness and depravity in the title track urge us to look a little bit deeper into ourselves. “I guess there’s just a meanness in this world.”Aoife O’Donovan
You can buy/stream the single here.
Aoife will embark on the Songs and Strings Tour in spring 2020, performing with a string quartet featuring Jeremy Kittlel on violin – a full list of dates is below. As the first Artist-in-Residence at this year’s FreshGrass Festival, Aoife performed with two different string quartets.
March 11 – Old Saybrook, CT – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
March 12 – Cambridge, MA – Sanders Theatre
March 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
March 14 – Richmond, VA – Modlin Center For the Arts
March 20 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
March 21 – Skokie, IL – North Shore Center For the Performing Arts
April 16 – Carrboro, NC – The Arts Center
April 17 – Paducah, KY – Clemens Fine Arts CenterTags: Aoife O'Donovan, new music