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Public Scholars Project
Springsteen and his Layered Lyrics
May 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM | West Caldwell, NJ | West Caldwell Public Library
Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. How do we know this? Over the past 50 years, Springsteen has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans. But many don’t know the extent to which his work has been influenced by the American folk tradition. Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this session, participants can learn about some of the works that have influenced one of Jersey’s most celebrated musical artists.
Prudence Jones, Ph.D.
Professor at Montclair University
West Caldwell Public Library
30 Clinton Rd
West Caldwell, NJ