Little Steven Summons Up Summer Sorcery

Little Steven Van Zandt visited Jim and Shelli to fill them in on all the cool things going on in his world...

His brand new album with the Disciples of Soul, 'Summer of Sorcery,' is out now on Wicked Cool Records/Universal. Naturally it features all the elements that make up the heart of the legendary "Jersey Sound": rock, brassy soul, some funk, old school R&B and big production (the Disciples of Soul is a 14 piece band!). Jim played the new song 'Love Again' and it sounded great on the radio.

Steven also talked about his work with Teachrock.org which engages students in a variety of subjects through music education. In fact, to give back, all teachers (plus a guest) can attend shows on Steven's tour for free. For all the info on that you can go to Little Steven's site or directly email Christine@teachrock.org or tour@teachrock.org.

Steven also talks about being one of the first to get behind the new documentary 'Asbury Park: Riot Redemption Rock & Roll.' It's about the "Jersey Sound" and the Jersey Shore scene around Asbury Park in the late '60s and '70s. It covers the scene's heyday, the city's long period of decline and it's current cultural and economic revival. More info and where it's screening here.

 

Steven also talks about how the Q was the first station to pick up his long running and beloved show Little Steven's Underground Garage (Sunday nights at 10pm). He calculates that over the past 17 years the show has exposed over 1,000 new bands.

See Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul live on July 18th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 11/6. Tickets for the Beacon go on sale this Friday (5/10).

Check out the entire interview with Little Steven on the Jim Kerr Anytime podcast below:

 

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