Southside Johnny added to Light Of Day benefit concert series

By on January 2, 2012

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools have been added to the line-up for a
show Saturday night, Jan. 14 at Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre which will
serve as the main event of the four-day Light of Day weekend.

Southside Johnny Lyon and the Poor Fools play an eclectic mixture of music
that represents Southside’s version of the Great American Songbook. At a
Poor Fools show you can expect to hear stripped-down versions of music by
Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band,
George Jones, Mose Allison and more.

The Poor Fools, including Jeff Kazee, John Conte, Tommy Byrnes and Soozie
Tyrell., will also be tackling some reworked versions of Asbury Jukes

Southside says, “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 musicians and –
hopefully – the audience. Just lookin’ to have a good time. It’ll be a
little side trip between the usual Asbury Jukes touring and our next

The Light of Day series of concerts, which also includes performances in
Canada and several countries in Europe, raises money for the ongoing fight
against Parkinson’s disease by supporting research into more effective
treatments and a cure for people who suffer from Parkinson’s and other
degenerative neuromuscular disorders.

Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson and the City Council have proclaimed Jan. 12
to 16th  as “Light of Day Week” in Asbury Park, in honor of the concert
series which annually brings several thousand music fans to the city.

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools join a Paramount line-up that includes
David Bromberg, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Willie Nile, John
Eddie, Garland Jeffreys, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Lisa Bouchelle and
the Rock N Roll Chorus.

The Paramount Theatre show is sold out but tickets remain to other Light
of Day events, including Light of Day’s first “Rock-n-Bowl-athon” at
Asbury Lanes Jan. 12, an Asbury Blues show on the afternoon of Jan. 14 at
the Wonder Bar and a Sounds of Asbury Park show that same afternoon at the
Stone Pony, a country-rock show Saturday night, Jan. 14 at the Stone Pony,
Rich Russo’s “Anything Anything” Light of Day show, featuring the debut of
punk-rock supergroup “Manitoba” at Asbury Lanes Friday, Jan. 13, and
additional shows at The Saint in Asbury Jan. 12, 14 and 15.

For more information about Light of Day, go to or like
Light of Day Foundation on Facebook.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.