God Street Wine Performs Bruce Springsteen at Brooklyn Bowl
God Street Wine kicked off a three-show, New York-area run at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl last night. It was the full band’s first time at the venue, which is owned by Relix publisher Peter Shapiro, who ran their old haunt Wetlands in its final years.
Like most of their recent shows, God Street Wine’s founding members were joined by latter day member Jason Crosby throughout the night. Another onetime member of God Street Wine, keyboardist Peter Levin, also sat in for “All Systems Clear” and “Driving West” while Dave Eggar played cello during “Epiphany” and “Hellfire.” At the end of the night, God Street Wine performed two Bruce Springsteen numbers as their encore: the Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. number “Spirit in the Night” and the Born to Run anthem “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.” Both Springsteen covers featured Craig Dreyer on saxophone. The night’s other key cover was a late on The Beatles’ “Dig a Pony.”
God Street Wine will return to the Bowl this evening before moving to another one of Shaprio’s venues, Capitol Theatre.