Jazz and blues news with a Florida focus, provided by www.JazzBluesFlorida.com - Florida's FREE online guide to live jazz & blues music with client club, festival & concert listings, news blog, online monthly magazine, all with social media integration!
Monday, February 6, 2017
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Bringing the Jersey Shore sound to Ocala February 17, 2017
The Godfather of "the New Jersey Sound," Southside Johnny is again touring across the continent. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have become a staple in the New Jersey music scene having released twelve studio albums since 1976 (36 in total!) and featuring a rotating group of members such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steve Van Zandt. In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nanoseconds, simply surviving for thirty-plus years is a rare accomplishment. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have not only survived, they have flourished: more than thirty albums, several EPs and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; and a release named by Rolling Stone one of the “top 100 albums of the 70s and 80s.” Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, and though they carried over a significant influence from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Jukes evolved as more of a white R&B horn band in the Memphis Stax Records tradition. The band is well known for high-energy shows and no-hold barred songs, including I Don’t Wanna Go Home, Havin’ A Party, The Fever and Talk to Me.