It’s been a long 365 days, all of them being March. That’s how Asbury Park singer/songwriter Sean Tobin views the world we have been living in since 3/11/2020. On that day, now over 1 year ago, the President announced a travel ban, the NBA suspended its season, and Tom Hanks revealed he had contracted the virus breaching our shores. It was the beginning of America’s battle with the covid-19 pandemic.
For residents of the most densely populated state the days ahead were full of uncertainty and apprehension. Store shelves lay barren, rumors of curfews went viral, and only those deemed “essential” were permitted to work. While others were hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer, Sean Tobin sought a different indispensable stockpile: Guiness. With more stout than he needed and green decorations still adorning much of his town, Sean Tobin entered his own version of the beloved film “Groundhog Day.” It was “St. Patrick’s Day Forever” on the Jersey Shore.
By December of 2020 Sean’s experiences throughout the pandemic lead him to pen the title track of his new EP. It is a fun look back at one of the strangest times in our history. “St. Patrick’s Day Forever” is the perfect tune to celebrate the wearing of the green in a season that is still pretty strange. Beyond the title track the EP is brimming with Irish energy, Celtic power, and love for local watering holes. It is simply the best release to turn up this week.
Score the new EP at seantobinmusic.com!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Sean Tobin will take over all of the Jersey Rock platforms this week. You can hear “St. Patrick’s Day Forever” on this week’s Jersey Rock Podcast. The video for the track is this week’s Jersey Rock Video of the Week and on Thursday at 9:00 pm at facebook.com/959therat we will re-air Sean Tobin and Jack Breslin’s performance on the Jersey Rock Home Showcase! Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from “St. Patrick’s Day Forever.” Sean Tobin will call in to the show each night!
Learn more at seantobinmusic.com.
Check out this week’s Jersey Rock Video of the Week “St. Patrick’s Day Forever”: