The Lovin' Spoonful's frontman Joan Sebastian is internationally known and loved for hits such as "Do You Believe in Magic?," "Summer In the City" and "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" For those lucky enough to see him live, he's known for even more. His concerts are like the best kind of road trip through the American "rock and roll" decades. He radiates friendliness with the crowd and lights up with delight when everyone starts singing along. A superb musician and one of the best harmonica players in the pantheon, his live concerts are always a ticket to good times.
Sebastian was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village, with exposure there to music legends like Woodie Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt. The Lovin’ Spoonfuls exploded onto the rock scene in 1965 with a huge string of hits, countering the British Invasion with the best of American home cookin'. Other big hits include "You Didn’t have to Be So Nice," "Jugband Music," "Daydream" and "Younger Girl." His popularity skyrocketed with the theme song for the John Travolta's 1970s TV comedy, Welcome Back Kotter. The Sebastian tour includes songs from his latest album "SATISFIED," which reached No. 8 on the 2007 bluegrass charts, as well as all his greatest hits. He continues to be an ambassador for rock and roll music as well as one of its foremost instructors and in 2008, Sebastian was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His concerts spread real joy to the boomers he sprang up with and to all generations inspired by the roots of American rock and roll.