Well, those are some pretty intimidating shoes to fill! Can you imagine being the son of someone known as “the Boss?” I reckon it would dissuade most from entering the same field. However, it appears that Bruce’s first son, Evan James Springsteen, is in no way discouraged, as he himself has started making music - dropping the last name “Springsteen” and simply going by “Evan James.”
So far, 21 year-old Evan James has posted two songs to his Myspace page, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “New York City.” “New York City” is precocious considering that it was written by a teenager. It encapsulates the tri-state area's nostalgia for NYC quite well. Evan has definitely inherited his father’s folk elements, & is undoubtedly a Bob Dylan fan too – evident by his croaky, unabashedly raspy voice (check out Evan's Myspace page here).
Many will undoubtedly question Evan James’ authenticity. Nevertheless, even if music is purely a hobby for him, we’d like to hear more. For a youngster, he has a massive talent arsenal at his disposal! (it doesn't hurt that he is also a teenage heart-throb). With more time and some training, we could definitely see him as a frontman for an indie rock band (like the Gaslight Anthem or the Hold Steady). Keep it up Evan James! You are our very first POP Prince.
Come back soon, we have some more princes coming your way – some you may have heard of, & some you may have not!