Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Steven is back with his first solo record in nearly 20 years entitled “Soulfire.” The critically acclaimed album sees him returning to the “Soul horns meet Rock ‘n’ Roll guitars” roots that he pioneered in creating the “Jersey Shore” sound.

“I’ve always been very thematic with my work, very conceptual. I need a big picture, I can’t just do a collection of songs, that doesn’t work for me. In this case, the concept became me. Who am I? I’m kind of my own genre at this point. So I tried to pick material that when you added it all up, really represented me. So there are a couple of covers, a couple of new songs, and some of what I feel are the best songs I’ve written and co-writtenover the years. This record is me doing me.” ~ Little Steven