Are you Springsteen in disguise? I'm listening to the "Hearts of Stone" album and I could swear it sounds like Springsteen did 35 years ago. I'm happy I discovered this artist (through Last.fm recommendation), fantastic stuff!
when he hit the stage at a show in Jersey a few years back when I saw him the crowd was in total bedlam.... I don't think I have ever seen so much cheering and love being thrown at someone! Yea and equality... U my friend are a MORON. read the quote below mine and get your head out of your BEHIND!
Artists are defined by two central fundamentals; their songs and concerts. For years, concerts were used as promotional tools to sell records. As the sixties progressed, the Grateful Dead appeared and within a few years, Led Zeppelin took concerts to new heights with festival grooviness and flashing arena-rock presence. For bands like the Dead and Zeppelin, the records weren’t enough. The concert became an extension of the record and in many ways, a more vital experience. Tapes were shared, stories told and myths were born. In the entire rock era, no other artist has a greater and more extensive legend than Bruce Springsteen. From stories of intimate in-your-face clubs shows early in his career to the misquoted myth of the five-hour show, the adoration and fervent followings Springsteen has amassed over the decades is almost unparalleled and on full display in a new book chronicling the 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town tour, The Light in Darkness. www.thelightindarkness.com
I've been diigin' the South since high school. Yes, the 70's.
I still find the sound very unique. Rock & Roll with a horn section. "Hearts of Stone" and "The Jukes" are the classics, but don't neglect the more recent ones. "Messin' With The Blues" is down to the ground rockin' blues, especially "Looks Like Rain". His latest is a cover album of Tom Waits songs.
Here's his web site: http://www.southsidejohnny.com/