The music of Joe Birardi has been featured many times on Jersey Rock. No two features were ever the same as Joe’s music spans 18 different bands. Through his label 2BTB Music and his studio East Coast Productions, joe produced a wide-range of acts. From Hard Rock to Motown, the bands of 2BTB Music exist across an audio spectrum of musical excellence. They are an epic work of love.
Joe Birardi’s love of music cannot be understated. He channeled that love into remarkable action, using it to not only bring joy to people, but to help those in need. He performed at benefit shows and donated guitars to raise money for charitable causes including Adopt-A-Soldier. He regularly rocked venues like The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, and House Of Independents. He spared no expense to create not only great music, but special moments.
Joe did all of this while fighting cancer. It was hard to tell he was in a fight for his life because he was always so positive, so determined, and so very strong. He focused on the bright side and through his music he shined brilliantly.
On October 25, 2021 Joe Birardi’s battle came to an end.
This week on Jersey Rock we will pay tribute to one of the most positive forces ever to exist on the Jersey Rock scene. Joe “Ciid” Birardi is this week’s Jersey Rock Artist of the Week. Tune to 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear selections from Joe’s incredible catalog. His right hand man, Bill Tuohy will call in to the show each night.
Donations in honor of Joe Birardi can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200 Rye Brook, NY, 10573.
Explore the music of Joe Birardi at 2btbmusic.com.
Check out the video for the last single Joe Birardi released. “See The Light” by River City Rebellion: