VIDEO: Springsteen at 2012 Light of Day benefit – “Because the Night”

Bruce Springsteen was an unannounced guest at the annual “Light of Day” benefit show in Asbury Park over the weekend. He joined Joe Grushecky’s band for a long set of his own songs.  Here’s a video of “Because the Night” , with a killer Bruce solo at the end.  Whenever I hear a conversation about great rock and roll guitar players, he rarely gets mentioned.  Watch this solo; raw, soulful and loud.  One of the great rock guitarists, no matter what some best-of list might say….

Willie Nile and John Eddie on background vocals.  They had played earlier in the night.