Steven Van Zandt, the New Jersey Rocker Who Never Liked School, Celebrates Teachers

Oct 20, 2018 537

BY: M.B.Roberts

Will the real Steven Van Zandt stand up? The Jersey boy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s played with Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band off and on for decades. He played Silvio, Tony Soprano’s mob sidekick, on six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos. He’s introduced over 1,000 new bands in the last 15 years on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, which is syndicated to 100 countries and on SiriusXM.

And he’s an activist known for embracing causes such as ending apartheid in South Africa. Now, Van Zandt, 67, is hitting the road from October 18 through December 16 with his band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, and he’s inviting educators to attend shows for free.

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