Little Steven Van Zandt talks Springsteen, Southern rock and why he’s giving teachers free concert tickets

Stevie Van Zandt of the E Street Band performs at a sound check before a press conference at Perth Arena on February 5, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
Stevie Van Zandt of the E Street Band performs at a sound check before a press conference at Perth Arena on February 5, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
Published May 14 2018
Updated May 14 2018

When Little Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul perform at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, they'll be surrounded by teachers.

The E Street Band guitarist's latest tour is all about music education. Before the show, he'll gather a slew of local teachers for a free two-hour workshop about his Rock and Roll Forever Foundation's TeachRock curriculum, designed to get kids interested in learning about the music of the 20th century. Teachers who sign up will receive two free tickets to the show.

"We're celebrating teachers and honoring them, and giving them some of the respect that they deserve," Van Zandt says, calling en route to a gig in Connecticut. "We're showing solidarity with all of the striking teachers around the country right now — West Virginia just ended, and I think Kentucky and Oklahoma are going on right now. They're the most underappreciated and undervalued and underpaid working class in our country."

Click here for more details about how teachers can get free tickets to Van Zandt's show. And for more details on the concert, click here.

For more of our interview with Little Steven Van Zandt, click here.

— Jay Cridlin

 

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