Fan Talk
Number of Messages: 11
Joe G
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Marty Thanks for your kind words. For my money, Ohio by CSNY was the best protest song ever. It was released soon after Kent State and struck a chord within me that resonates to this day. It was on my mind when I wrote "That's What Makes Us Great."
Curious Art has not fully recovered from his accident and is on the Injured Reserve list. Joe P has not been with us going on 2 years.
Sat October 21st, 2017 9:36 AM Somewhere East Of Eden
Joe G
One Beautiful Night"

I thought that as part of our pledge campaign, you might enjoy a peek through the window at our creative process. I am going to discuss how one of our songs evolved from a scribble in a notebook to a finished work.

I try to make my records like I am writing a novel. I need to have a beginning, middle and end with a common thread running through it that makes sense sometimes only to me. When we near the end of a project, I take a step back, listen to what we†ve done, and decide if vision is complete. I want my records to be real. I want them to be like the lives we all lead full of good times and bad with all the ups and downs that we have all experienced.

Ever since I began playing guitar, I have kept notebooks full of song ideas, fragments of lyrics song titles, and chord progressions. In this particular frame of mind, I scanned through my notes and one title jumped out at me. I began to feel we needed a song about enjoying the simple pleasures of life with the one you love.

Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/joegrushecky to hear the first incarnation of †One Beautiful Night†with just me and a guitar. Stay tuned to the campaign as we follow the song to its completion.

Thank you for your support!

Peace, Love, Soul, Rock & Roll - Joe G
Sat October 21st, 2017 9:29 AM Somewhere East Of Eden
Curious
So is Art and Joe P still in the band? I notice the bios are not listed, nor are they in pictures.
Fri October 20th, 2017 8:27 PM
Dear Joe,
"That's What Makes Us Great" is the greatest rock song of the current millennium (so far).
In addition to its humanitarian message and its musical excellence, its timeliness, coming in early 2017 during the vomitrocious MAGA era, is spot-on.
There have been some unforgettable topical songs, like "Ohio" by Neil Young after the Kent State massacre, and "In A World Gone Mad" by Beastie Boys, but "That's What Makes Us Great" is the finest exemplar of this sub-genre that this listener has ever heard.
Thu October 19th, 2017 12:43 PM Baileys Crossroads (Falls Church), Virginia, U.S.A. Bay-Bee
Joe G
Hello Everyone! We, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, are nearing the completion of our brand new album "More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows." We have been hard at work for the past year and a half writing and recording this record. For this project, we settled on 11 new songs and a cover of the old gospel tune, "Ain't No Grave." The record represents all the music we've listened to and loved over the years. It is also the first studio Houserocker record since 2009 and the band is sounding better than ever
We are asking for your support to bring this album home and get the attention that we think it deserves. Please check out our Pledge store and lend a helping hand. By pre-ordering now, you'll be able to receive exclusive updates from us throughout this campaign via the AccessPass that comes with every purchase. In addition to the new album, in our pledge store you can purchase live performances, items from our personal collection, and other exclusive merchandise.
Thanks to all our fans who have continued to support us for the last 40 years and many more to come!
Peace, Love, Soul, Rock and Roll
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

Wed October 11th, 2017 3:11 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
Joe G
Hey NJ !!! Join us in Asbury Park at McCloone's Super Club on Sat Oct 28 for a Houserockin' HipShakin" Hallofrickinween Bash
Get Your Tix NOW!!!
https://mcloones.ticketbud.com/joe-grushecky-the-houserockers
Mon October 09th, 2017 4:51 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
fan
anyone have a set list from last Saturday?
Sun October 08th, 2017 10:11 AM
Tom Petty near death .... Damn !!!!!!!!
Mon October 02nd, 2017 4:12 PM Altoona
zeke

So excited to see the band this Saturday. It's been too long. Can't wait to hear the new songs. (and maybe some old ones like How Long or Ain't Going Down?)
Thu September 28th, 2017 9:25 PM Field of Green
Asbury Park Press reader
On the front page of today's Asbury Park Press is mention of Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers' August 2015 Wonder Bar show in Chris Jordan's article "Music Energizes Asbury Park".
I think the band can definitely take some credit for music's contribution to Asbury Park's amazing revival.
http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/09/21/asbury-park-music/680048001/
Sun September 24th, 2017 7:41 AM page 1A
Bob
Have a great show tonight Joe.
Sat September 23rd, 2017 9:14 AM Southern Maryland

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