On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, horror rang out in the usually quiet, tight-knit Pittsburgh community of Squirrel Hill. A mass shooting occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue. Eleven innocent lives were lost.
To unite and help the Steel City heal, an all-star Pittsburgh ensemble led by Joe Wodarek, lead singer of The Stickers, has united in song. Wodarek enlisted the help of his friend and bandmate Mike Ofca and together they penned the song “Stand Together” and organized its recording at Ofca’s studio, Innovation Studios, in Steubenville, Ohio.
“Stand Together” is performed by nearly 40 musicians including Scott Blasey of The Clarks, Chris Jamison, runner-up on NBC’s “The Voice,” Joe Grushecky, Hermie Granati, Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart, Jon Belan of Gene and the Werewolf, Johnny Angel and Bubba of Johnny Angel and The Halos, Edward Gray of The Shondells, Devon Johnson of Ruff Creek, Jeff Jimerson and others, and delivers a message of hope, strength and unity.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. We wanted to do something to help our city heal and one thing we can offer is music,” said Wodarek.
The ensemble will perform “Stand Together” during Pittsburgh’s annual
Holiday Parade on Nov. 24, 2018.
All proceeds from the sale of the song and related merchandise will go directly to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund.
All proceeds from the sale of the song and related merchandise will go directly to
the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund.