Most performers playing the major music festivals have to shoehorn their normal shows into hourlong time slots, but not
Playing Saturday at one of the longest-running American music festivals — the
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier edition of this post said Springsteen played for three hours. His set ran about 2 1/2 hours. It also stated the
That set opened with the title track of his new album, “High Hopes,” and also included several numbers from his 2006 album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," which was premiered at Jazz Fest that year as one of the first major public events held in the city following the devastation it suffered in the wake of
On Saturday, Springsteen played "Mary Don't You Weep," "Pay Me My Money Down," "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live" and "Jesse James" from that collection -- on what would have been Pete Seeger's 95th birthday.
Springsteen also visited songs from throughout his career, including "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," "Dancing in the Dark," "Hungry Heart," "Thunder Road" and "The Ghost of Tom Joad." The latter included an appearance by Rage Against the Machine/The Nightwatchman singer-guitarist Tom Morello, who's been a regular guest with Springsteen in recent years. Rickie Lee Jones helped out with vocals on "Jesse James."