Stevie Van Zandt, Sam Moore, Darlene Love and Steve Earle are the inaugural recipients of the American Music Honors, to be introduced by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Middle for American Music. The occasion shall be held April 15 on the campus of its dwelling, Monmouth College in West Lengthy Department, N.J.
Van Zandt, Moore and Love have all been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. Van Zandt was inducted as member of Springsteen’s E Road Band in 2014, Moore as a member of the traditional R&B duo Sam & Dave in 1992, and Love as a solo artist in 2011.
Moore, Love and Earle are Grammy winners. Moore received greatest R&B group efficiency, vocal or instrumental for the Sam & Dave traditional “Soul Man” (1967); Love received greatest music video, lengthy type for her function in 20 Ft From Stardom (2014); and Earle is a three-time Grammy winner for greatest modern folks album.
“American Music Honors aims to celebrate those artists who have demonstrated artistic excellence, creative integrity, and a longstanding commitment to the value of music in our national consciousness,” Robert Santelli, founding govt director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Middle for American Music stated in an announcement. “All of our inaugural honorees are worthy of acknowledgment and appreciation.”
American Music Honors will happen in Monmouth College’s Pollak Theatre. Jon Stewart will open the night as a welcoming host, whereas the Disciples of Soul will function the occasion’s home band. Award presenters embrace Springsteen, his spouse and bandmate Patti Scialfa, E Road Band member Garry Tallent, and Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Tickets for the occasion will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 13. Ticket data is out there on the Archives’ web site.
“This event showcases the ‘American Music’ part of our name and mission,” added Dr. Patrick Leahy, Monmouth College president and board chair of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Middle for American Music. “By honoring American music greats, such as those named today, and by creating dynamic education and public programs, along with major museum exhibitions, we make valuable contributions to the understanding and importance of American music in our lives.”
The Bruce Springsteen Archives serves because the official repository for the music of Bruce Springsteen, plus pictures, periodicals, oral histories, uncommon recordings, movies, and artifacts associated to Springsteen and the E Road Band. The Middle for American Music produces museum exhibitions, symposia and seminars, trainer workshops, concert events, internships, and varied public applications to advertise and have fun the numerous types of American music and their affect on our tradition and nationwide identification.