Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh named to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Mr. Walsh is going to Washington.
No, not Brandon Walsh on 90210. Joe Walsh of The Eagles has been named to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities by President Joe Biden.
“For more than 50 years, I’ve been blessed with opportunities to share my music with my fellow Americans and with the world,” Walsh shares on social media. “I’ve been humbled by participating in the creation of sacred spaces where those who disagree can come together, if only maybe for just a few minutes at a time, sing along in a shared experience and celebrate the things that make us all unique, American and uniquely American.”
He continues, “I love American Rock and Roll. I love my job. I love my country. If there’s anything I can do to assist in the guidance of future generations of Americans in finding their voices, sign me up, Mr. President.”
He added, “I graciously accept your invitation to serve on @PCAHgov and will do so with pride and with honor.”
Founded in 1982 under former president Ronald Reagan as part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the committee advises the president on enhancing federal support for the arts, humanities, and museum and library services, which it deems relevant to the country’s “health, economy, equity, and civic life.”
Other appointees include George Clooney, Jennifer Garner, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Grammy winner Jon Batiste, with Lady Gaga and Oscar-winning TV and movie producer Bruce Cohen named as the committee’s co-chairs.