Livestream from RaR - 10pm EST.

 Catch the livestream tonight on FacebookLive; March 9th, 2019 at 10pm EST.  


Hey guys,

I've heard from a ton of old pals and new friends alike who are wanting to see the gig but can't make it since they're in Maine, LA, Austin, Philly, Orlando, Buffalo, etc.

Soo I'm going to livestream the gig tonight- or at least try. Yikes.

Head over to Jim Joustra Music to catch the stream at 10pm! I'll try to start it up a little early, but hang tight through the (inevitable) blips!


Jim Joustra
Five Long (Funky) Years of the Westside House Rockers

Coming up on 5 years of being a part of the Westside House Rockers, a New York City based funk and blues group stretching back into the mid-90’s. 


From back left: Celeste (vocals), Eamon (bass), Tony (harmonica), Rich (piano/keyboards), (me) Jim Joustra (guitar),  Mark (vocals), John (Drums) (2018 - Silvana. Harlem) 

The Westside House Rockers are a group of NYC based musicians who play every venue from city barrooms and taverns to wineries, music festivals, and the best dive bars on the East Coast!

The band’s differing musical backgrounds are what contribute to the groove and blues based vibe. Covering everything from James Brown to Otis Rush to The Black Crowes to Prince. 

You can catch the band in and around the NYC Metro area at such venues as: Shrine Music Hall, Silvana, The Delancey, BBs Bar & Grill, Bar Nine, ABC Lounge, Mercury Lounge, Hopewell Valley Winery, and many more! 


From left to right: Rich, Eamon, Tony, Jim, Celeste, Mark, Tito (2017 - BBs Bar & Grill. Queens) 

Jim Joustra
Upcoming Gig: RaR Bar in Long Island City 3/9, 10pm

A new lineup, new songs, and a new venue! 


For the first time, the Jim Joustra Band will be playing at RaR Bar in Long Island City. Another first, the new band lineup consists of Jordan Cortese (Electric Bass) and John Lopez Jr. (Drums).

In the RaR Bar live music tradition, the group will be debuting original music. Selections will

Include musical compositions as well as solo and group improvisations.

Additional Info:

@jimjoustra2 (Instagram)