To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of Joe Grushecky’s American Babylon album, Joe will perform two nights in Pittsburgh, with the Houserockers and special guest Bruce Springsteen. The shows will take place at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Nov. 4th and 5th. Tickets will be available thru Ticketmaster.
Back in 1995, Bruce Springsteen produced the album, co-wrote some of the songs, played and sang on the album and went on tour for a week as part of the Houserockers, in a tour known as «The October Assault».
«I was pretty much down and out,» Grushecky told the Pittsburgh Tribune. «For the only time in my life, I was disgusted about music. … I didn’t have much going on. So for Bruce to come in and consent to do that — to produce the whole record and sing and co-write two songs and go out on tour with us — was a major shot in the arm. It gave me a second life, and I’m eternally grateful for that.»
Photo: Bruce and Joe in 1995 after recording American Babylon.