Leas Forum: Bruce Springsteen and his layered lyrics
May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open to the public | No fee | No registration
Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. Over the past 50 years he 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. 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, PhD, is a Professor at Montclair University. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from Harvard University.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.