Singer/songwriter, actor, improv comic and the man behind the soulful stare of Nashville’s Deacon Claybourne, Charles Esten, joins me to open up about his love for Bruce Springsteen and ‘Born to Run’.
We talk about how the album awakened him as a musician in his teens, the country music strain in Bruce’s writing, how the album taught Charles to identify with stories he hasn’t lived, why he likes to call on Deacon’s point of view when writing songs, the unexpected reaction he had to finally seeing Bruce in concert, his seminal Springsteen karaoke moment and how he would approach it if he ever had to play Bruce as an actor.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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