Bruce Springsteen surprised attendees of the Austin Music Awards when he joined Alejandro Escovedo on stage yesterday. Alejandro performed at the Award ceremony, and after a few songs was joined by many musician friends such as Joe Ely, Amy Cook or Garland Jeffreys. A few songs into the set, Springsteen walked onstage with his guitar and joined the group. Alejandro talked about his first performance with Bruce some years ago, and then they performed «Midnight Train», «Always a Friend», «Going Down The Road Feeling Bad» and the Stones classic «Beast of Burden».
Today Bruce will deliver his keynote address at SXSW at noon, which will be webcast by NPR. And finally tonight Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform at the Moody Theatre in Austin in front of a selected audience.