The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces a special evening with Joe Grushecky of the Iron City Houserockers

CLEVELAND (June 9, 2010) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host an evening with musician Joe Grushecky on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 7p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. This event is presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall’s annual Summer Teacher Institute, Electrifying the Classroom, a weeklong workshop for teachers dedicated to bringing rock and roll into the classroom.
Gruschecky will be interviewed by the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs Dr. Lauren Onkey and will discuss his career and a singer-songwriter and his experiences as a high-school special education teacher.  Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview.  This event is FREE with a reservation.  Please email or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.
Joe Grushecky’s music has stood the test of time.  For 30 years publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, No Depression, and countless others have hailed him as one of rock and roll’s most talented singer-songwriters.  In 1979 Rolling Stone magazine crowned his band the Iron City Houserockers’ first ablum 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 and Roll Records of all time. Legendary guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Cropper produced his album Blood on the Bricks.  Joe has continued to record and perform visceral rock and roll for 30 years.
East Carson Street, Joe’s 13th LP, carries on his tradition of delivering honest and passionate music. The CD features a new line-up. Long-time members Art Nardini (bass), Joffo Simmons (drums), and Joe Pelesky (keyboards) are joined by Danny Gochnour on guitar and Johnny Grushecky, Joe’s 21-year old son, also on guitar.  The new record features “Another Thin Line” (co-written with Bruce Springsteen) and “East Carson Street,” in which Joe sings about his relationship to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. 
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has FREE educational offerings year round. Additional adult education programs include Songwriters to Soundmen, the Hall of Fame and Legends Series, Teachers Rock, and Rock and Roll Night School.
For more information about these and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit
About Summer Teacher Institute
The Summer Teacher Institute immerses participants in a week of multimedia presentations, hands-on workshops, and lectures featuring classroom-tested instructional methods of experienced educators.  The award-winning education staff of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum also shares resources, activities, and methods developed in the museum’s K-12 programs.  Participants will explore the history of rock and roll from its roots to its branches, examining blues, soul, punk, funk, hip-hop and more.  For more information visit

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.