New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 62

Shoes” showcases Lofgren’s guitar chops enhanced by looping techniques. “Lost A Number” is a darker piece from Nils’ Grin days. The CD features a full plate of songs from Lofgren’s lengthy career. It also demonstrates his skills on an array of instruments such as accordion, dobro, harp, guitar and piano. The CD closes brightly with “Shine Silently.” Nils is a well-respected member of Bruce’s band but on UK 2015 Face The Music Tour Lofgren proves all night that he a strong frontman and songwriter in his own right. Eddie Manion is one of the newer members of the E Street Band. The sax player extraordinare joined that famous outfit for their most recent tours. Manion - also an acclaimed photographer - documented those excursions on film in the booklet that accompanies his new album, Nightlife an inspired collection of engaging instrumental numbers. Listen to “Shine Silently” by Nils Lofgren NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 62