Fan Talk
Number of Messages: 11
Joe G
Happy Holidays to Everyone from the Houserocker Family to You and Yours!! We are Thankful for your support Peace Love Soul Rock n Roll Joe G
Thu November 23rd, 2017 10:32 AM Somewhere East Of Eden
Bob
Happy Thanksgiving to Joe, his family, the guys in the band, their families, and to all the Houserocker faithful.
Thu November 23rd, 2017 8:14 AM Maryland
90.5 FM The Night listener
now playing "Light of Day", the Houserocker version. Perhaps the festival announcement is coming soon.
Mon November 13th, 2017 8:28 AM NJ
Following up on the previous message, I mean aside from "Feel Good Tonight"?
Tue November 07th, 2017 3:47 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Does anyone have copies of the original Brick Alley Band demos aside from the one that's on the "Outtakes & Demos" release? Thanks!
Tue November 07th, 2017 3:02 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Joe G
Houserocker Fans!!! Don't Miss This One!! Limited Seating!!

Please join us for an exclusive listening party for our new record "More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows" at the Church Recording Studio at 7PM on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
The evening will consist of a playback of the new record, a meet and greet, Q and A session and a band performance. A copy of our new cd,valet parking, beer, water, and muchies provided. BYOB
Admission $25.00.
See you there!
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-yesterdays-than-tomorrows-listening-party-tickets-39628887068
Mon November 06th, 2017 4:42 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
I recently learned of the passing of an original member of the Houserocker family - JAY FLORY. Jay was a road manager, roadie & light man, among other things, for the band during the early years of the legendary ICHR line-up. His contributions were recognized on all four of the ICHR albums. Jay possessed a unique personality, was kind, artistic and a bit of a philosopher. I didn't know Jay well, other than him being part of the band's entourage. However, our last encounter involved sharing stories of the ICHR's amazing run, over a few beers at the Decade bar, on the evening that closed the great Oakland rock palace on 09.21.95. Our time together on that particular occasion was memorialized when a reporter interviewed us for a newspaper article on the demise of "Dom's Cafe." I had that article, my ticket and photos from that grand evening - which included, the original ICHR members reuniting to provide the final performance on the storied stage - framed to preserve my fond memories of the bygone era. It was a special time, filled with some of the most original & talented musicians to ever reside in Pittsburgh. Jay was a part of that magical time. In addition to the few qualities mentioned, he was humble and would not be comfortable with any attention. Mr. Flory deserves recognition, in the least, as a decent man who had an influence on those he touched in his lifetime. Rest in peace Jay.
Sun November 05th, 2017 10:11 PM Pittsburgh
Bob
Thanks to Joe, the Houserockers, and Jeffrey Gaines for a great night of music at the Lamp Theater.
Sun November 05th, 2017 6:48 AM Greensburg heading back to Southern Maryland
Headed to the Irwin show this evening! Like seeing Lennon in Liverpool, Elvis in Memphis, Keith in Dartford & Donnie in Elwood City!! Don't miss the magic in the inspirational atmosphere of Grusheckyville!!! Also, contributed to pledge drive for new music - an honor to support our very own local legend. Support the greatest American bar band in the land!

Can't wait to hear "East Carson Street" - the song that kept my beloved hometown close to my heart while absent for over three decades! Special request (dedicated to my lovely lady of 36 yrs) - reworked version of "Oh Kathleen" as performed so beautifully on last album.

Turn it up baby!!!

Peace, love, rock n' soul!
The Incredible Mulk
Sat November 04th, 2017 12:48 PM Back in da Burgh!!!
Joe G
Beautiful Night ( the creative process pt.2)

After recording the demo of †One Beautiful Night†with just my guitar and vocal, the next step in the creative process is the questioning that follows. Is it a good song? Is it something that fits in with what I am writing about at this particular time? What can we do to make the arrangement better? Does the song evoke a time or place that we want to take the listener to? Do we feel it in our heart and soul?

So after carefully listening for a week or so, we decide that it†s something we feel the need to continue working on.
The next step is to re-record the song. We work the guitar parts so that they mesh together, sound good, and enhance the emotion of the lyrics. I sing a better vocal, not a keeper mind you, but something that we feel is closer to a finished recording.

Here is the spare intimate acoustic version with two guitars and a rough vocal take. This is the way I originally envisioned the song to be, until we completely changed our minds about the approach that we should take. Stay tuned for †One Beautiful Night †pt. 3 for a complete change of direction
www.pledgemusic.com/joegrushecky
Thu November 02nd, 2017 4:23 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
Hi to Joe and everyone in between. Thank you sir for making time to shake my hand and stop for a picture at Max Weinberg's Jukebox set on October 7th! My question, maybe is a commonly resent ask, for this I apologize. Is there a strong chance rereleasing the 2015 Wonder Bar date withBruce sitting in?
Wed November 01st, 2017 4:51 PM Clarion, PA

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