Photo by Carl Schultz


The Nils Lofgren Band

May 10
7 p.m.
Classic Rock

An exceptional guitarist and insinuating, idiosyncratic singer, Nils Lofgren is widely known as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Neil Young’s Crazy Horse. His periodically under-the-radar solo career stretches from the late ’60s band Grin to the just-issued Blue with Lou, which features five never-before-heard songs co-written 40 years ago with Lou Reed plus a reggae-ish version of “City Lights” with jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Lofgren and the band are inspired, crafting gritty rock ’n’ roll that cries tough on compelling originals too, including the title cut and the Tom Petty tribute “Dear Heartbreaker.”