Monday, October 20, 2014

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Perform at the Egg

The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Albany, NY
October 18, 2014

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ventured from Jersey to Upstate New York for a performance at the Egg. I've been following Southside since the 80s and continue to be amazed at his talent as a singer/songwriter and band leader. The Jukes: Southside on vocals; Glenn Alexander on guitar; Chris Anderson on trumpet; John Conte on bass; John Isley on sax; Jeff Kazee on piano; Neal Pawley on trombone and Tom Seguso on drums totally rocked The Egg and its audience.

The Jukes opened with two songs from Little Steve Van Zandt and coaxed the crowd into singing along on a few songs including "Walk Away Renee" and "Talk to Me."

Setlist (provided by Carol Gerber)
Angel Eyes
Forever
This Time Baby's Gone for Good
Walk away Renée
Harder Than It Looks
Key to the highway
Strange Strange Feeling
Take It Inside
Rhumba & Coke
She Got Me Where She Wants Me
This Time It’s for Real
Without Love
Some Things Just Don't Change
On the Beach
Talk to Me
Working Too Hard
Passion St.
The Fever
Trapped Again
We're Having a Party

First encore:
Ooh Poo Pah Doo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6c_z_9NYA / Tipitina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSN7WOPkQ0
I Don’t Want to Go Home

Second encore:
Hearts of Stone (Southside singing with Jeff on keyboard)

There was some issue with the mic stand and the monitors but I don't think the crowd noticed as they were clapping and singing and dancing most of the night.

Always good to get a Jukes Fix!!