This week on Driving Jersey you'll get to know a local band that's really made an impact in our area and beyond. And find out about the Asbury Park special coming next month!

Driving Jersey is a TV show we talk about quite often, since it features a lot of great stories happening in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

This week Driving Jersey's newest episode features the Ocean County/Monmouth County band Thomas Wesley Stern. They're a hugely popular band in our area. You may recognize them because they opened up for Mumford and Sons at the Genltemen of the Road Festival in Seaside Heights this past June. And, no, none of the band members are named Thomas, Wesley, or Stern.

This episode, entitled "Here's The Story: Who Is Thomas Wesley Stern" gives you an all-access pass behind-the-scenes for one of our area's fastest rising, up-and-coming bands. It was filmed in Jackson, New Egypt, and at the Strand Theater in Lakewood .

TWS includes best friends and brothers (Gary Mayer, Joseph Makoviecki, Robert Jackson, James Black, James Herdman, and Justin Herdman) who grew up together in Western Ocean County. The band calls Jackson their home, the place they retreat to when they're not on the road, which they have been quite a bit in the last year, traveling around the country on tours.

The episode airs starting this Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 2015,  on channel 23 for Comcast, channel 46 on Fios, and channel 8 on Cablevision. Or CLICK HERE for more info on times and channels where you can see this great show on PBS and NJTV.

Driving Jersey is one of my favorite shows on public'll see amazing features about the most interesting stuff that goes on in NJ -- things you won't find out about anywhere else -- all with an ultra cool and personal spin that you can't get from any other source. It'll make you want to plan a road trip to visit places and events you never before knew about in our great state.

So what else can we look forward to this season on Driving Jersey? Next month will be the premiere of a full-hour episode that tells the story of Asbury Park's past, present, and future against the backdrop of a community theater production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Theatre. This age-old story is about redemption and second chances and Driving Jersey's Executive Producer, Steve Rogers, thought it would be fitting to explore it, both in terms of Scrooge and Asbury Park.

I highly recommend you catch up on past episodes of the show RIGHT HERE (Scroll down to 'Previously on Driving Jersey" ). You will fall in love with this show.

Driving Jersey produces "Here's the Story" for PBS/NJTV, a televised version of their film work.The series was created by Steve Rogers and Ryan Bott in 2007. The films tell unfiltered human stories on any and all subjects.

Prior to becoming a documentary series on PBS, Driving Jersey/Here's the Story was a web series. Their work has been nominated for a national Emmy Award and has been called "a revelation" and" NJTV's first big hit."



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