Tommy Noland - Drummer for the Southern Alternative Rock group stated. "We brought Chris V. Loepke on board to cover lead guitar duties and decided we wanted to use him on the tracks for the new CD. The project would have been finished in time for a release at the beginning of the year except for personnel issues that had to be resolved. There is nothing more frustrating than to record some great songs and then have a member of the band decide to bail out on the project. Chris is a dependable, stand up guy and contributes a lot to the band. We are glad to have him and he has let us know he's committed 100% and looking forward to the summer tour. We are excited about the CD and the fact that what you hear on it will be exactly what you get when you see us perform at a live show"
Check the HESTER Tour Date page for upcoming shows in your area in 2013 and visit their links to FaceBook, ReverbNation and Twitter for more information. HESTER is currently is involved in Camp Southern Ground and other charitable organizations across the country, performing for free and donating a percentage of their CD sales to benefit the less fortunate.