Our Big Fans
Steven Van Zandt
Little Kids Rock’s fourth annual “Big Man of the Year Award” was presented to Steven Van Zandt – a musician, songwriter, performer, arranger, record producer, actor, writer, human rights activist, and international radio DJ. He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and an original principal cast member of The Sopranos. Steven’s current projects include starring, writing, producing, and scoring “Lilyhammer”, chosen as the first original programming for Netflix, America’s first digital network. He continues to host his internationally syndicated Rock and Roll radio show Little Steven’s Underground Garage (now broadcast in over 180 countries), and continues to tour the world with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Steven has also founded The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation dedicated to the development, preservation, dissemination, and continuing support of Rock and Roll, past, present, and future – which is currently developing an online curriculum on the history of Rock and Roll and it’s role in American culture with a pilot program set to launch in schools in 2013.
In 2013 Steven received our Big Man of the Year Award and he is also an Honorary Member of the Little Kids Rock Board of Directors.