Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tonight at The Barns: Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools
Jersey Shore rockers Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools make their debut tonight at The Barns.
Southside Johnny Lyon, leader of The Asbury Jukes, rose to prominence in the 1970s with blue-eyed soul hits like “The Fever” and “Talk to Me.” He is widely considered the originator of an entire genre of rock music: the New Jersey Sound.
Rolling Stone named the group’s seminal record Hearts of Stone (1978) one of the best albums released between 1967 and 1987.
Southside Johnny (harp, guitar, vocals), Jeff Kazee (piano, accordion), Neal Pawley (trombone, guitar), Tommy Byrnes (guitar, bass), Soozie Tyrell (fiddle, guitar), and John Conte (bass, guitar) make up The Poor Fools.
The Poor Fools deliver an acoustic journey through the history of American musical classics, performing covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Emmylou Harris, The Band, and more.
“Southside Johnny himself—who is revered by many of his Asbury Park brethren as one of the finest white blues shouters this side of Mitch Ryder—has never sounded better.”—Blogcritics Music
Don't miss Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools at The Barns tonight Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm.