|Hey kids. It's ole Uncle South back from the asylum Yep, they granted me another work furlough so's I could do the summer gigs. They must be the crazy ones.
Before we get to the fun stuff, two items. First, thanks to all the good folks who dropped by to see Kevin Kavanaugh at the hospital or wrote him notes or just had him in their thoughts. Kevin is Mr. Sociable, so all the input he can get helps a lot. And thanks to the musos and audience at the Wonder Bar for their generous contributions. That helps, also.
It is sad for me to report the the incredible Joey Stann will not be touring with us this year. He has some things he needs to take care of at home and he also needs a break from touring. He has been a stalwart Juke for decades, and I know youse guys will miss him as much as we will, but we wish him well and I'm sure he will reappear at various and sundry gigs in the future. He will be playing with the Soul Cruisers and other units, so please catch them and him and say hello. He'd appreciate it.
| THE JIVES
April, 13 2013
January, 28 2013
October, 29 2012
Now as to the Jukes this summer. As I stated in some other cosmos, we will be playing the entire "Men Without Women" lp at the Stone Pony this 4th of July holiday. I just listened to it again in the car today and can not believe it wasn't a huge hit. Great songs, great arrangements and a killer band, along with the most compelling authentic vocals I have ever heard from Steven Van Zandt. Oh; speaking of Steve, go to Youtube and find the trailer for his new Norwegian TV opus "Lillehammer". It looks like a killer (pun intended) show. As gritty as the Sopranos but with more humour.
I hope to hell it gets to American TV. If it don't, I'm ona have ta see a guy I know to convince HBO to air it. Know what I mean?
There are plans in the works for a follow up to "Pills and Ammo', an acoustic record and who knows what else. Plus many gigs in which we can collectively lose our minds. So let's hope the rain stops and the temp goes up and we all get sunburned and stupid together for the next three months. Then...back to school with the lot of ya.