Joe Grushecky’s music has stood the test of time. Forty plus years since the creation of the Iron City Houserockers, Grushecky continues to create vital, complex music that is lyrically eloquent and relevant while remaining timeless in scope. After so many years, Grushecky continues to find new ways to express his muse in song. Publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, No Depression, and countless others have hailed him as one of rock & roll’s most talented singer-songwriters.
In 1979 Rolling Stone magazine crowned his band’s first album Love’s So Tough the “debut record of the year.” Acclaimed rock writer Jimmy Guterman named their second album, Have a Good Time (But Get Out Alive), as one of the 100 Best Rock & Roll Records of all time! Legendary guitarist and Rock Hall of Famer, Steve Cropper, produced Blood on the Bricks. Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen, produced American Babylon in 1995 and continues to perform with the band and write with Joe including the Grammy winning Code of Silence. Their most recent collaboration “That’s What Makes Us Great” is an incredible duet and a call to arms.
Blurt Magazine has to say about the band’s live performances. “Grushecky & The Houserockers performed like they thought they were damn rock stars and, on that night, they were indeed the greatest rock ‘n’ roll outfit on the planet”
The newest record,” More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows,” is an entertaining, exciting work that takes full advantage of the Houserockers’ immense musical chemistry – forged by decades of hard knocks and a shared faith in the religion of rock ‘n’ roll – to create a wonderful collection of songs that rock recklessly but pump the brakes when needed. With his longtime band Grushecky displays a renewed fervor and commitment to rock music as both soapbox and as a catalyst for social change. Grushecky delivers a career milestone, outdoing himself once again.”
In a world where truth is rare and nothing seems genuine anymore, some things remains constant…there is still real music being made out there. And Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers are still making it.