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Hear Southside Johnny, "Godfather of the Jersey Sound," in Our Studio on Blues Break

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Southside Johnny — singer and harmonicat, "the Godfather of the Jersey Sound," a sidekick of Bruce Springsteen, an inspiration for Jon Bon Jovi — is performing with the Asbury Jukes this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Enlow Recital Hall of Kean Stage

He came by to have fun talking with Michael Bourne, and to play some blues live in the WBGO performance studio. 

Here's a video of Johnny and pianist Jeff Kazee playing an impromptu tune, "New Jersey Tomato Blues." 

Videography: Chris Tobin
Video edit and audio mix: Corey Goldberg

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Michael Bourne was a presence on the air at WBGO between the end of 1984 and the start of 2022, when he retired from full time hosting duty. He is the host of the Singers Unlimited Podcast by WBGO Studios. Previously, he hosted the popular Singers Unlimited (1985-2022). He also hosted the equally popular Blues Break for several years. Michael is a senior contributor to Down Beat, with the magazine since 1969. Doctor Bourne earned a PhD in Theatre from Indiana University -- which comes in handy when he's a theatre critic for the WBGO Journal.