Stevie Van Zandt reconvenes the Disciples of Soul for special concert event

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Sunday, April 2, 2023

Stevie Van Zandt has reunited his legendary Disciples of Soul for a very special live concert event. Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul present SORCERY & SOULFIRE Live! At the Basie! takes place April 18 at the historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are on sale now.

Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul present SORCERY & SOULFIRE Live! At the Basie! will see Van Zandt and his 15-member band (featuring musical director Marc Ribler) reinventing songs from his two most recent LPs, 2017’s Soulfire and 2019’s acclaimed Summer of Sorcery, as well as fan favorites spanning his iconic career, with newly updated live arrangements. The performance will be captured for a new concert film to be released later this year.

“Come on down,” says Van Zandt, “and we’ll see what sorcery we can conjure up!”

The Disciples of Soul were initially reconvened at the suggestion of Maureen Van Zandt to serve as the house band at The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music’s American Music Honors presentation, confirmed for April 15 at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. Van Zandt will be among the inaugural honorees, along with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary soul artist Sam Moore of the ‘60s soul duo, Sam & Dave; iconic pop/soul singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love; and country/blues/rock singer-songwriter and social commentator Steve Earle. Host Jon Stewart will open the sold-out evening, while award presenters include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, E Street Band member Garry Tallent, and Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. For more information, please visit


Stevie Van Zandt is a musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, music producer, music supervisor, TV producer, actor, director, Broadway producer, TV and film composer, live event producer, international DJ, activist, historian, teacher, New York Times best-selling author, New Jersey Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both contemporary and classic Rock and Soul.

In 1999, Van Zandt founded Renegade Nation to oversee content creation, production, management, live events, and distribution. Three years later saw the launch of their flagship brand, Little Steven’s Underground Garage. The internationally syndicated radio show airs every week and has introduced over 1000 new bands to the world over more than 1080 weekly episodes. In 2004, SiriusXM recruited Van Zandt to create its first original content, beginning with the hugely popular Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel, and the equally successful Outlaw Country. Van Zandt founded his garage rock label, Wicked Cool Records, the following year.

Among his many philanthropic actions, Van Zandt is the founder of, a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. This online educational resource is offered at NO COST to educators and individuals everywhere. With over 200 lesson plans it is now used by more than 65,000 teachers in all 50 states, with 21 official partner schools, and has reached over 1,000,000 students.

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