Bourkes, as anyone who’s been there can tell you, is a small bar, so what’s this Jake Clemons has been tweeting?
This tour has been incredible! Last few shows in Cork, Clonakilty & Limerick have been mind blowing experiences!! We’re so grateful to you!!
That’s no accident, because the Limerick music experience is unparallelled anywhere in Ireland. More great musicians per square potrzebie than anywhere else you’re likely to find and a place where everyone loves music.
Bourkes’ back room holds maybe fifty or sixty people, but that’s what Jake was looking for and in return he got a blast of in-your-face lovin’ right back at him.
He’s a nice guy, young Jake, nephew of Clarence Clemons. He plays sax with the E Street band which means, yes, he’s that good, but he also plays every stringed instrument known to mankind, which makes him someone I hate: the multi-talented nice guy. At the very least, I like my talented people to be obnoxious, but Jake is a courteous, attentive, modest superstar, and I hate him for this. At the very least, patronise me, please.
No. That’s not true. Jake Clemons is all that you’d expect of his illustrious uncle and of the respectful ethos that imbues Springsteen’s band. I heard this man playing in Limerick’s Thomond Park not too long ago to 20,000 people, and I was delighted to hear him playing to 50 or 60 in Bourkes. He got the same enjoyment from both, as far as I could see, but that’s what all the musicians say. Whatever you get back from the crowd is how good you feel about the gig, and last night the crowd gave it everything.
You can tell, looking at a band, if they’re liking the gig, and these boys were all over it. Have a look at the pictures and tell me they weren’t.
And because Jake is an absolute gentleman, he posed for a shot with the Rescue Guitar in support of cancer research. An all-round good guy and a great night.