With their new album nearing completion, the Southern Alternative Rock band "HESTER" is about to unleash the bonus track from their upcoming album, "Right As Rain" as a single. It will be available on iTunes, CD Baby and other download sites early in 2014. This is one hot, rock and roll band and their new release demonstrates how much the group has evolved since the release of their first album "Here I Am". The new songs are harder, edgier, packed with energy and emotion that you get when you hear the guys perform live. Give it an ear or two cause to say your going to dig it would be an understatement. Your going to love this album...it's smoking hot y'all.
Due to some unforeseen events the new HESTER album "Right As Rain" was delayed earlier this year but is back on track for release early in 2014. The band recorded twelve songs at Spider Studios, Picayune, Mississippi with Joby Barnum engineering the project. For those of you who have seen HESTER live, the new album will contain the following songs: Can't Take My Gun; Stuck; Someday; County Line; More Than That; Us; Her Love Is Gone; Take Me Home; I Won't Let You; Avalon; Mama and of course the title cut "Right As Rain". It should be available on ITunes, CD Baby and all digital download sites in the near future. Stay Tuned!
HESTER recently returned from a West Coast promotional tour for their upcoming release "Right As Rain". The group was in Nashville earlier this year headlining at the Hi-Watt club at Cannery Row, one of Nashville's finest live music venues, with Suzy Ragsdale, Matt Butcher and Lynn Manderson.
HESTER will perform live at The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on November 9th, 2013 with special guest Lynn Manderson from Nashville beginning at 9:00 PM - NO COVER. She will be performing her unique blend of country, rock and punk during a 90 minute show where it's all about the music, followed by HESTER and their Southern Alternative Rock originals.
Presented by Dynasty Records and HMG Entertainment.
The Southern Alternative Rock group "HESTER" will perform two shows over the Labor Day Weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The first show will be at Big Mike's Speakeasy in Gulfport, MS from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am, rocking the house with songs from their upcoming release and the current "Here I Am" release.
The second performance is to benefit the Long Beach High Band and features Southern Touch and other groups as well. This is an all day event beginning around 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate the day of the festival.
Be sure to catch HESTER at 'Your Mama'z House" Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 3:00 pm. You can see them on August 2nd, 2013 at The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS and on August 21st, 2013 in the Nashville area at The Filling Station (Kingston Springs, TN). The band has been working hard on their new release and look forward to unleashing it soon. Stay tuned!
HESTER will be headlining the Southern Freedom Music Festival at this years Fourth of July weekend in Tallahassee, Florida along with The Brown Goose, Marshall Taylor and Mae West. Should be a day full of great rock and roll Southern Style! The gates open at 1:00 PM EST and HESTER takes the stage to wrap the festival up at 7:00 PM til.
Get your tickets in advance before they sell out!
The band was formed in Mississippi, the Birthplace of Americas Music in 2008 when founding member Larry Hester (Rebel Faction; The WildKatts; Johnny Blue) reunited with drummer Tommy Noland (Bryan Austin Band; Johnny Blue) in Biloxi, Mississippi. They immediately started working on new material penned by singer/songwriter Larry Hester and soon released their first effort “Here I Am” which was well received. The current lineup consists of Larry Hester on Lead Vocals and Acoustic; Chris V. Loepke on Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals; Joe Taranto on Bass and Backing Vocals; and Tommy Noland on Drums. They play their own unique blend of blues, country and rock, coining the phrase of their genre’, “Southern Alternative Rock”. Growing up in South Mississippi and being exposed to all types of music down around New Orleans, the influence of the region is distinct in their songs. You mostly hear a Southern Rock influence but with an Alternative Rock in your face attitude. Their live performances are dynamic and packed with high energy throughout the set. As one spectator commented, “Listening to the HESTER album and not seeing them perform… is like tearing a page from a book… You don’t get the whole story”.
HESTER has been busy working on their new release scheduled for early in 2014.
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.
Joe Taranto, bassist for the Southern Alternative Rock group "HESTER" recently received an endorsement from Spector Guitars and is using them in the studio and on tour.
What does Joe say about his new Spector Bass? "Sexy, and has a great feel to it. I have been using it on tour and it's my main axe".
You can check out all the available basses and guitars at www.spectorguitars.com .