Pittsburgh musicians ‘Stand Together’ in wake of synagogue massacre

Song proceeds to benefit Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (Nov. 2, 2018) – An all-star Pittsburgh ensemble led by Joe Wodarek, songwriter and lead singer of The Stickers, is uniting in song following last month’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

Wodarek will be joined by Pittsburgh music legends Joe Grushecky, Hermie Granati, Jeff Jimerson, Pete Hewlett, Johnny Angel and Bubba of The Halos, Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart, Abby Abbondanza of The Hillbilly Way, John Vento of Nieds Hotel Band, the Shondells of Tommy James & the Shondells and others as they record the original song “Stand Together.”

Written by Wodarek and Mike Ofca, guitarist for The Stickers, “Stand Together” delivers a message of hope, strength and unity as the Steel City heals.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. We wanted to do something and one thing we can offer is music to try to help our city heal,” said Wodarek.

“As a city, we can all get through it no matter where we come from or our background,” he added.

“Stand Together” will be available as a digital download with all proceeds benefiting the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Our Victims of Terror Fund.

The media is invited to attend the two-day recording of the song on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Innovation Studios located at 842 N 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952. Artists will be available for interviews.

About The Writers

A Pittsburgh native, Joe Wodarek is a nationally recognized songwriter and lead singer of The Stickers. His song “Girl in a Pick-Up Truck” is featured in the 2017 Warner Brothers and WWE Studios film “Pure Country 3.”

Guitarist for The Stickers and owner of Innovation Studios, Mike Ofca is a seasoned veteran in the music recording world. Ofca has earned a reputation for excellence, serving independent bands and artists for more than two decades.

About The Stickers

The Stickers have charted two singles in country radio’s top 40 and several others in the top 100. Their single “Countrified” was featured on the hit primetime show “Nashville” and selected by the NHL to air during the 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.


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