Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price: $30
Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

New Jersey’s Southside Johnny and his band of road-worn troubadours lead a rollicking journey through America’s musical landscape with covers of heavyweights such as Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, and Emmylou Harris.

  • Southside Johnny Lyon, leader of The Asbury Jukes, rose to prominence in the 1970s with blue-eyed soul hits like “The Fever” and “Talk to Me.” He is widely considered the originator of an entire genre of rock music: the New Jersey Sound.
  • “The Poor Fools tour is a chance for me to try out different material and some Jukes standards in an acoustic-ish form…It will be a loose mix of songs, stories, and banter between the musicians and—hopefully—the audience.”—Southside Johnny
  • The group released Songs from the Barn, a 12-song album that showcases the experimental nature of The Poor Fools with a Chicago blues treatment of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” a buoyant take on Randy Newman’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” and a “Mexicali Waltz.”
  • Southside Johnny Lyon (harp, guitar, vocals), Jeff Kazee (piano, accordion), Neal Pawley (trombone, guitar), Tommy Byrnes (guitar, bass), Soozie Tyrell (fiddle, guitar), and John Conte (bass, guitar) make up The Poor Fools.
  •  “Never underestimate Southside Johnny Lyon: With The Poor Fools, he has successfully recasted himself as backwoods balladeer, throaty and wise, compassionate and empathetic, and fun to hang with.”—