1996-09-25 - E.J. THOMAS PERFORMING ARTS HALL, AKRON, OH
TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / THE NEW TIMER / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND
Audience tape. A couple of debuts and several songs finding their way back into the set of many months. "Tom Joad" (a.k.a. The Ballad Of Tom Joad) is the Woody Guthrie song and apparently performed in preparation for the Woody Guthrie tribute show this weekend. A great performance. After "It's The Little Things That Count", Bruce said, "Speaking of tongues, here's a song about cunnilingus" and launched into an excellent "Red Headed Woman". After that, he started strumming and said, "this is a song I wrote after the Nebraska album, I think it was on the flip-side of something", and then played a wonderful "Shut Out The Light". "Murder Incorporated" returns to the set after a short break. Released on CD "Tom Joad Blues" (E Street Records).
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