Joe Grushecky – Rock’s best-kept secret
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Music critics place him among the best rock and rollers ever.
Over the past two decades, he’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for all kinds of causes, including headlining a sold-out (in 57 minutes!) “Flood Aid” benefit concert last December in Pittsburgh with his good buddy Bruce Springsteen.
He’s a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, music arranger, recording artist — and he leads what’s been described in top music publications as “one of the best bar bands in America.”
Like Iron City Beer and the DVE morning show, the music of Joe Grushecky is known in every corner bar ’round these parts. Last year, CNN reported he’s rock’s best kept secret. He been rocking for years … all while teaching ‘developmentally disabled, physically disabled and emotionally disturbed kids’ at Pittsburgh’s Weselyn High School. How’s that for no bullsh**, blue-collar sensibility?
The band’s new CD includes collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, including the Grammy-award winning “Code of Silence.”
Mr. Grushecky and the (formerly the Iron City) Houserockers are playing a number of shows in the Pittsburgh area … see him before it gets to cold to party outside with your Ahrns. Check out the free downloads here, so you can sing along with all the more-intelligent-than-average Grushecky fans. The live links just sound fun.
Friday- September 1st
Johnston Folk Festival – Johnstown, PA
Saturday – September 2nd
Sunday – September 3rd
Spot Bar – Steubenville, OH
Friday – September 8th
Mellon Park – adjacent to The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and along Fifth and Shady Avenues in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside area.
Joe Grushecky Solo
About A Fair in the Park
presented by The Craftsmen’s
Guild of Pittsburgh at Mellon Park
Saturday – September 9th
Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers