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    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

    Presented by at Boarding House Park

    September 4, 2010


    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

    In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nano-seconds, just surviving for thirty plus years is a rare accomplishment. But Southside Johnny and the Jukes have not just survived, they have flourished: thirty albums, EPs and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; a record— Hearts of Stone —that Rolling Stone called one of the "top 100 albums of the 70's and 80's," and the story continues as the band records its newest studio album, full of new material that is already getting rave reviews from fans. To Johnny, it's just what he does. "I grew up on music. We listened to Billie Holiday, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters and Big Joe Turner. My parents loved music, the louder the better." Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Southside's fascination for the club scene started early. "My father played in bands for years, and my mother actually went into labor with me at some seedy New Jersey club. I guess some things were just meant to be." Singing and playing in a number of blues and R&B bands at the now legendary Upstage Club, often joined by pals Bruce Springsteen, "Miami Steve" Van Zandt, and Garry Tallent, Johnny worked at making "meant to be" into "is." It wasn't easy. "We played for years on the shore, but it wasn't until Bruce hit with 'Born to Run' that these A&R guys would drive to Asbury Park to see what was happening." Recharged and reenergized, Johnny and the Jukes have kept up the pace since with Going To Jukesville, the balls-to-the-wall, honest-to-goodness Jukes record released in 2002, an introspective, soulful Into The Harbour in 2005, a live album and a live Internet stream of one of their legendary shows in 2008, and both a new live record and a new studio record in the works. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are brassing their way full steam ahead the same way they always have, with no holds barred, good time rock and roll. "I'll stack my group against any group out there. We enjoy playing and the audience enjoys having a good time. Music is a shared emotion. We distill it down to that." When you distill Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, you come down to great music and good times. It has been for thirty-plus years… and counting. Find more info at: www.southsidejohnny.com

    Boarding House Park

    40 French Street
    (corner of John St.)
    Lowell, MA 01852

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    $24 Advance $30 Day of Concert

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    Accessibility Information:

    Please contact John_Marciano@nps.gov with specific accessibility needs.

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