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Warren Zanes "Deliver Me From Nowhere" Book Event at Transparent Gallery

Thursday, June 15, 2023

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Transparent Clinch Gallery

210 5th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, USA

Warren Zanes "Deliver Me From Nowhere" Book Signing Event LIVE at the Transparent Clinch Gallery

Thursday June 15 , 2023

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Event Begins at 7:00pm

The Transparent Clinch Gallery is excited to host a presentation + book signing event with author Warren Zanes on Thursday June 15 at 7pm . Warren Zanes will discuss his book , "Deliver Me From Nowhere" , the fascinating story behind the making of Bruce Springsteen’s most surprising album Nebraska .

Ticket price does not include a copy of the book . Books will be available to purchase onsite via Thunder Road Books .

“Brilliant reading . . . For fans of American music, Deliver Me from Nowhere makes a great ghost story.”—The Boston Globe

Without Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen might not be who he is today. The natural follow-up to Springsteen’s hugely successful album The River should have been the hit-packed Born in the U.S.A. But instead, in 1982, he came out with an album consisting of a series of dark songs he had recorded by himself, for himself. But more than forty years later, Nebraska is arguably Springsteen’s most important record—the lasting clue to understanding not just his career as an artist and the vision behind it, but also the man himself.

Nebraska is rough and unfinished, recorded on cassette tape with a simple four-track recorder by Springsteen, alone in his bedroom, just as the digital future was announcing itself. And yet Springsteen now considers it his best album. Nebraska expressed a turmoil that was reflective of the mood of the country, but it was also a symptom of trouble in the artist’s life, the beginnings of a mental breakdown that Springsteen would only talk about openly decades after the album’s release.

Warren Zanes spoke to many people involved with making Nebraska, including Bruce Springsteen himself. He also interviewed more than a dozen celebrated artists and musical insiders, from Rosanne Cash to Steven Van Zandt, about their reactions to the album. Zanes interweaves these conversations with inquiries into the myriad cultural touchpoints, including Terrence Malick’s Badlands and the short stories of Flannery O’Conner, that influenced Springsteen as he was writing the album’s haunting songs. The result is a textured and revelatory account of not only a crucial moment in the career of an icon but also a record that upended all expectations and predicted a home-recording revolution.

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The Transparent Clinch Gallery is an immersive art gallery located in Asbury Park, New Jersey that showcases iconic images captured by photographer Danny Clinch. Also featured in the Gallery are Danny Clinch books and t-shirts alongside LV&TK furniture and vinyl records.

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