Asbury Park, New Jersey: In the seaside town where Springsteen became Boss, rock and roll's future is being reborn
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Host Will Dailey takes you on a musical tour of Asbury Park, New Jersey: the working-class, seaside city Springsteen made famous. But there was an Asbury before Bruce—the Asbury that made Bruce—and its history isn't all sun and sand. It's also a story of racism, injustice, and deadly tides. But also an American story of survival, revival, and redemption. Get a glimpse of what happens backstage, under the boardwalk, and behind the music as Dailey unearths the ghosts of Asbury Park...as well as the people who have brought it rocking and roaring back to life.
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Executive Produced by Jake Brennan, Brady Sadler, and Carly Carioli for Double Elvis. Production assistance by Matt Tahaney and Matt Beaudoin. Created, written, hosted and scored by Will Dailey.
Additional writing on this episode by Samantha Farrell.
Special thanks to Tim Donnelly, Danny Clinch, and Zack Sandler for their help with this episode.
Music for this episode composed and performed by Will Dailey. Check out Will’s music:
SOURCES for this episode include:
The Incredible History of Asbury Park’s Convention Hall: https://wpst.com/history-of-asbury-park-convention-hall/
In Asbury Park, Johnny Cash Walked The Line: https://takecountryback.wordpress.com/2007/08/05/in-asbury-park-he-walked-the-line/
The House Springsteen Built: An Oral History of the Stone Pony: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/17/nyregion/stone-pony-asbury-park-nj.html
Springsteen on the Stone Pony: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/nyregion/bruce-springsteen-interview-stone-pony.html?referringSource=articleShare
Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock N Roll: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGwAPDKiL9fLDJ_2K_P-eWw
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