Uke Springsteen @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.20.2011

I love Uke Springsteen. I really do. I’ve raved about him in the past. A Uke Springsteen set is heartfelt and hysterical in equal measures.

I’ve often thought that Uke’s version of “Atlantic City” is the work of a genius. Well, I can now say his version of “Blinded By The Light” is just as brilliant.


Uke Springsteen @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.27.2011

Uke Springsteen is equal parts genius and playful madness. It’s hard to imagine an artist whose songs are less likely to get a lighthearted ukulele treatment than Bruce Springsteen. The earnestness of his songs seems almost insurmountable, yet Pat Healey manages to deliver them tongue firmly in cheek. So does D.A., his charismatic boombox and sidekick.

Through it all, the original sentiments of the songs remain intact. “Atlantic City” still comes across as a desperate tale of a man down-on-his-luck, even with D.A.’s playful interjections and a Casio beat. “Dancing In The Dark” becomes even more of a lustful plea. It’s all thoroughly entertaining.