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The Story Teller

At the heart of all communication is our inert desire to tell a story. Theatre evolved from a story being shared around a fire. Marshall McLuhan explained it well when he said “the medium is the message”. The mechanisms we use to tell our story craft the way it is told. Social media today is  proof point of that assumption.  Music is a medium to tell a story. Early folklorists talk of the troubadour and how their travels became the subject of their songs. As they moved from town to town their music became the instrument in which one learned of life outside the boundaries of their physical. emotional and spiritual existence.

While much of music as we know it is rhythm and beat it’s also stories. A craft that begin to wane at one time, Bruce Springsteen resurrected. Perhaps his ability to concoct a tale of love lost, friends in need and personal triumphs and tragedies woven into a steady beat, is one reason for his overwhelming appeal. In our hearts we all love a good story and love the story teller.

"Boom" Carter
From February 1974 to August of the same year, Ernest “Boom” Carter sat behind the drums for the E Street Band. Though only a short stint many “musicologists’ credit him with being instrumental in adding the jazz and funk flavor to the band's early sound. Later he, and E Street Band pianist David Sancious formed “Tone”, a jazz fusion combo that would eventually feature Patti Scialfa. Here's “Boom” at the Harvard Square Theatre show with the E Street Band.

"Boom" Carter

From February 1974 to August of the same year, Ernest “Boom” Carter sat behind the drums for the E Street Band. Though only a short stint many “musicologists’ credit him with being instrumental in adding the jazz and funk flavor to the band's early sound. Later he, and E Street Band pianist David Sancious formed “Tone”, a jazz fusion combo that would eventually feature Patti Scialfa. Here's “Boom” at the Harvard Square Theatre show with the E Street Band.

"Bruce Springsteen, Cambridge, MA May 1974, Piano Series #5"
Once in a while you revisit your work to see if you have missed anything, This one was a pleasant surprise.

"Bruce Springsteen, Cambridge, MA May 1974, Piano Series #5"

Once in a while you revisit your work to see if you have missed anything, This one was a pleasant surprise.

"Bruce Springsteen, Piano Series #3, 1974"
Another one from the Cambridge, MA May 1974 show. With the E Street Band.

"Bruce Springsteen, Piano Series #3, 1974"

Another one from the Cambridge, MA May 1974 show. With the E Street Band.

"Spirit in the Night"
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974

"Spirit in the Night"

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974

"Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band #62, Cambridge, MA 1974"
Check out David Sancious on the organ. He and Danny would often switch between keyboards throughout the night, (all night, all night, all night…)

"Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band #62, Cambridge, MA 1974"

Check out David Sancious on the organ. He and Danny would often switch between keyboards throughout the night, (all night, all night, all night…)

"Bruce Springsteen, Cambridge, MA 1974"
This is one of my favorites. Caught him just as we was turning and the lighting created a silhouette.

"Bruce Springsteen, Cambridge, MA 1974"

This is one of my favorites. Caught him just as we was turning and the lighting created a silhouette.

Another one from the May 1974 show at the Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA
"I’ve seen the future of rock and roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen"

Another one from the May 1974 show at the Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA

"I’ve seen the future of rock and roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen"

"David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974"
An incredible pianist and one of the original members of the E Street Band. I remember after sound check and warm ups, David continued at the piano, playing some incredible jazz improvisation. He was and still is a masterful musician.

"David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974"

An incredible pianist and one of the original members of the E Street Band. I remember after sound check and warm ups, David continued at the piano, playing some incredible jazz improvisation. He was and still is a masterful musician.

"Ernest "Boom" Carter"
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974

"Ernest "Boom" Carter"

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974

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