Inside Nils Lofgren's Lengthy Career as a Rock 'N' Roll Sideman

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Andrew Pielage

Lofgren's converted eight-car garage features a desert mural by Daniel Campa.

Nils Lofgren's career as a sideman is one of the most illustrious in rock 'n' roll history. Playing alongside Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Ringo Starr, he's toured the world and performed for massive crowds. But, along the way, he’s always recorded his own music, building a massive discography. Like Lofgren's Scottsdale ranch, a spacious plot hidden in the midst of a busy metro area, his solo catalog is vast but obscured by the bright lights that surround it. Now, fulfilling a dream Lofgren long had abandoned, the musicians's solo work is set to get its due with the August 5 release of Face the Music, a comprehensive look at the music Lofgren created when he wasn't contributing to artists with huge name recognition.

Read the full story, Scottsdale's Nils Lofgren Became Famous as a Member of the E Street Band. Now He Gets the Spotlight with New Box Set.

Published on July 30, 2014

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