Guitar virtuoso Nils Lofgren’s Cry Tough DVD release drops today. The two-disc DVD set features four hours of live performances and includes many of his best loved tracks such as “Cry Tough,” “Keith Don’t Go,” “Moon Tears,” “No Mercy,” “Shine Silently,” “Going Back,” “I Came To Dance” and many more.
Lofgren’s career has seen him achieve great success as a solo artist while also establishing himself as a guitarist for both Neil Young in Crazy Horse and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
The Cry Tough DVD showcases Lofgren at differing points in his career in three live performances from Germany that were filmed for the famous Rockpalast television series.
In 1976 he had released his debut solo album to considerable critical acclaim and was beginning to lay the foundations of his reputation. By 1979 he was well established as a solo artist and influential guitar player. For the third show in 1991, which has never been released before now, Lofgren had already done a substantial stint in the E Street Band and had just begun to return as a solo performer with his album Silver Lining.
All three are great performances and catch the excitement and showmanship of one of America’s finest guitar players live in concert.