The iconic Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes bring their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie to audiences around the globe, having done thousands of live performances worldwide, while enjoying a legion of famously-dedicated and enthusiastic fans, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become “hits” to their international fan base.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to tour extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Japan, The Netherlands and Denmark on a regular basis.
“With the Jukes, you’re out there every night leading this great rock n’ roll circus, giving it everything you’ve got” says Southside Johnny Lyon, known as The Godfather of “the New Jersey Sound” and who just this past year was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame by close friend Jon Bon Jovi.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ highly-acclaimed 2015 album SOULTIME!, which was their first new studio CD of all original material in five years at the time, was very highly received by music critics and fans alike.
Shortly after its release, the SOULTIME! CD received high praise …. with Music Riot in the UK proclaiming “The more you listen to it the more you realize it is a work of genius. Johnny’s voice is sublime and would melt a heart of stone.”
While critics in the U.S. also raved – “I’ve been waiting for Southside Johnny to make this album for almost 40 years. It’s the best record of his entire career. If you really have soul, no further explanation necessary” said Dave Marsh/SiriusXM Radio/E Street Channel Host.
The CD was written and produced by Jeff Kazee and John Lyon, and was recorded at Lakehouse Recording Studios in the Jukes’ hometown of Asbury Park, NJ. SOULTIME! celebrates the transformative power of ‘70s soul music and represents a return to – as Southside sings -“just letting the music take us away”. The disc is available on iTunes, Amazon, at www.southsidejohnny.com and at Asbury Jukes live shows.
Soultime! encapsulates everything that fans cherish about Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The pattern of horns plus rhythm – each song painted with catchy choruses, top-notch string arrangements and gospel charged vocals – keeps on coming. The disc features Southside Johnny on vocals and harmonica, Jeff Kazee on keyboards and vocals, Glenn Alexander on guitar, bassist John Conte, Chris Anderson on trumpet, John Isley on saxophone, Neal Pawley on trombone and drummer Tom Seguso.
In addition, in 2017, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes surprised fans by releasing their “Live From E Street” vinyl 12 inch EP, which made it onto the Billboard Magazine Blues Album Chart at #10, after coming out on independent Leroy Records.The disc featured Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ versions of the Bruce Springsteen tracks Jack of All Trades, Cover Me, Murder Incorporated and Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, all recorded live at their Stony Pony performances of all Springsteen material, which they do every February in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Only 3000 copies of this limited edition vinyl EP were pressed and quickly become a collector’s item.
With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, have recorded over 30 albums and became known for huge hits like “I Don’t Want To Go Home”, “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town”, “The Fever”, “This Time It’s For Real” and “Got To Get You Off My Mind”. The Jukes’ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, Stonesy rock and roll.
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