I just learned today that a Bruce Springsteen cover band called “The B Street Band” will perform at the Garden State Gala, one of Donald Trump’s inauguration balls. Here is a taste of a piece at Consequence of Sound:
Billed as the #1 Springsteen tribute band, The B Street Band are scheduled to headline the January 19th event at the Washington Court Hotel. New Jersey governor and noted Springsteen super fan Chris Christie is an honorary chair of the ball, so you can probably count on him drunkenly stumbling on stage to sing “Thunder Road” at some point during the evening. (He previously hired the B Street Band to perform at his own inauguration ball after the Springsteen turned him down.)
How does Springsteen, a staunch liberal who is openly critical of the president-elect, feel about his music being played at a Trump inaugural ball? We reached out to his reps for comment, but have yet to hear back.
Read the entire piece here and then listen to the B Street Band perform “Promised Land.” Not bad.