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."
For more of our interview with Little Steven Van Zandt, click here.
— Jay Cridlin