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A Conversation with Little Steven

Written by on 24/05/2024

Pat Carty had the pleasure of sitting down with the legendary musician and activist, Little Steven. The conversation was filled with insights into his life on the road, his passion for music, and his dedication to education through his Teach Rock initiative.

They delved into his recent experiences on tour, discussing the challenges of balancing show days, writing book reviews, and conducting interviews with authors. Little Steven shared his thoughts on the special connection he feels with Irish audiences and the influence of Irish history on his craft.

They explored the evolution of his music career, from his time with the E Street Band to his solo projects and his radio show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage. He discussed the philosophy behind the show, which aims to preserve and promote rock and soul music for future generations.

Little Steven also spoke about his Teach Rock initiative, a programme designed to integrate music education into standard disciplines and address the dropout rate in American high schools. He shared the impact of the programme and his vision for the future of music education.

Throughout the episode, Little Steven highlighted some of his recent favorite music, TV shows, books, and live performances, giving listeners a glimpse into his eclectic tastes, ongoing passion for the arts and his unwavering commitment to keeping rock and soul music alive for generations to come.

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