The syndicated radio show has over 1.2 million listeners in the US alone and is broadcast on 148 stations in over 200 markets. Including internationally in Canada, Italy, Norway, Spain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, as well as the American Forces Network and more making it the most successful Rock music radio program in the past 30 years. Little Steven’s Underground Garage …it’s the coolest radio show, like ever!!
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The Underground Garage:
The Radio Show/ About The Show
What do Buddy Holly, The Strokes, The Shangri-Las, The Beatles, and The Ramones have in common? Little Steven’s Underground Garage!
In April of 1954 “Rock Around The Clock” was recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets, and three months later, Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right Mama”. From these small steps, and the help of other pioneers such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, one of the most important and influential cultural forces over the past half-century was created, Rock and Roll.
Fast forward to 2011 and Little Steven’s Underground Garage, the nationally syndicated Rock radio show hosted and produced by one of America’s foremost musicians and actors, Little Steven Van Zandt. Each week Little Steven takes audiences on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.
The Underground Garage has received rave reviews from leading music magazines and television shows. Rolling Stone Magazine called the radio show “mind-blowingly great,” adding that, “Quite simply, Underground Garage is the most exciting thing to happen on rock and roll radio in years.” And MTV named Little Steven “the coolest DJ in the country, a proud throwback to the late-night hipster jocks of long-gone 1960’s and ’70s FM Radio.”
Over 490 episodes have aired and included such special guests as Jack Black, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards as well as being endorsed by David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Jack White, Russell Crowe, Lou Reed, Sean Penn, Michael Strahan, Steven Tyler, Ozzy Osbourne, Yogi Berra, Robert Plant, and many others.
Little Steven’s Underground Garage debuted April 7, 2002 on 23 stations. It now has over 1.2 million listeners in the US alone and is broadcast on 148 stations in over 200 markets. Including internationally in Canada, Italy, Norway, Spain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, as well as the American Forces Network and more making it the most successful Rock music radio program in the past 30 years.
Steven Van Zandt is a musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, human rights activist, and international radio DJ. He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and a well known musician in his own right.
Along with recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Van Zandt is also a critically acclaimed producer for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Artists United Against Apartheid, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, The Chesterfield Kings, The Cocktail Slippers, and The Breakers.
His other music production credits include Musical Director and Band Organizer for the Monday Night Football theme on ESPN featuring Hank Williams Jr. and the All-Star Band, 2007. He also acted as Film Music Supervisor and Soundtrack Executive Producer for Christmas with the Kranks, released by Sony Pictures, 2003.
Van Zandt’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Cliff, Southside Johnny, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Setzer, and Black Uhuru.
Adding acting to his repertoire, Van Zandt became an original cast member on HBO’s hit television series The Sopranos in 1999, playing the role of Silvio Dante from the show’s inception through the final season.
His television production credits include Executive Producer of ESPN’s New Year’s Eve with Little Steven’s Underground Garage (2005), and Executive Producer of the Cheap Trick or Treat Halloween Ball (2006).
In 2002 Van Zandt created the nationally syndicated radio show Little Steven’s Underground Garage, which now reaches over 1.2 million listeners in North America, with affiliates across Europe, and broadcasting to over 45 countries around the world via Voice of America and American Forces Network. Van Zandt also created and programs two formats on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, the Underground Garage (Sirius 25, XM 59) and the Outlaw Country channel (Sirius 63, XM 12).
2006 marked the beginning of Wicked Cool Records, the imprint Van Zandt started to further support traditional Rock and Roll, now called Garage Rock. Wicked Cool is home to twenty bands including The Chesterfield Kings, The Woggles, The Breakers, The Urges, The Len Price 3, and the Cocktail Slippers. Among the label’s releases are the critically acclaimed compilations featuring the best music from the contemporary Garage Rock scene, and the Halloween and Christmas A Go-Go collections.
Van Zandt is also chairman of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation which is developing a history of Rock and Roll curriculum for all grades in all schools scheduled to pilot in 2012.