When Bruce Springsteen calls to wish you a happy birthday, it's probably a pretty good day. Kristina Train had heard that Springsteen was a fan, Bruce having raved about the title track of Train's Dark Black album in interviews and describing the Savannah-raised, London-based singer as "very Dusty Springfield." The two talked on the phone about their shared love of classic R+B, among other things, an affection that Train had explored even more deeply last summer with this sultry version of Aretha Franklin's "I'm Wanderin'." For more Train covers -- Jackson Browne, Sandy Denny, The Waterboys -- check out our post from exactly one year ago today (a really spooky coincidence, we swear) and click through below to watch the video for the song that put Kristina on Bruce's radar.
Kristina Train - "I'm Wanderin'" (Aretha Franklin Cover)