For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - `comfortable' has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, rootstinged rock and bluesy reverie. The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their resume, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become "hits" to their large and famously-dedicated fan base.
"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.
Just last year, the iconic Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes released the highly-acclaimed SOULTIME!, their first new studio CD of all original material in five years, on Leroy Records.
SOULTIME! celebrates the transformative power of `70s soul music and represents a return to - as Southside sings - "just letting the music take us away". This latest release encapsulates everything that fans cherish about Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The pattern of horns plus rhythm - each song painted with catchy choruses, topnotch string arrangements and gospel charged vocals - keeps on coming. SOULTIME ! has been extremely well-received both here in the U.S. and overseas, where the band also just wrapped up a successful tour in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. Music Riot in the UK proclaimed "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."
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, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like "I Don't Want To Go Home", "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town", "The Fever", "This Time It's For Real", "Talk To Me" and their definitive fun-time cover of "We're Having A Party". 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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