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Patti Scialfa: Rock's First Lady Goes Solo

Best known as a backup vocalist for the E Street Band, and as Bruce Springsteen's wife, Scialfa occasionally finds time to record and play her own music. Hear her perform songs from Play It As It Lays and give an interview on World Cafe from WXPN.

Patti Scialfa began her career by singing backup for the likes of David Johansen, The Rolling Stones and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. She had been signed to Columbia Records based on her demos, but the success of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. took The E Street Band on an extended tour. This complicated her solo career, as did her eventual marriage to Springsteen. She's since recorded three albums: Rumble Doll, 23rd Street Lullaby and Play It As It Lays, released earlier this year.

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