by Jessica Matheis
STOMPR HAWG STOMPR SHOW: NOVEMBER 9 J&J Gallery Bar | NOTO BAND MEMBERS:
Randy Labrecque: guitar + vocals Buddy Kester: mandolin + guitar Gaylon Shannon: percussion Ptr Sponseller: banjo, guitar + vocals Joe Herold: bass 18
ardcore and Hillbilly finally converged in one band in Topeka, in Hawg Stompr, a witty and downright entertaining band.
Hawg Stompr is comprised of five good ol’ boys who enjoy a good bottle of moonshine (the legal kind, right guys?!), a pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon and hanging out at an undisclosed location in NOTO while listening to a wide array of music. These guys were a blast to hang with - full of personality that resonates in their original music. seveneightfive sat down with these hardcore hillbillies for the five questions.
How did you all meet? Ptr- I met Randy at a show on my birthday about four or five years ago. I went to the show because it advertised metal and ribs. However, when I went in, there was a country band playing (“Good old outlaw country music,” Randy added) and Randy was part of the band. So, Randy and I met that night and awhile later, I just wanted to be part of a band, and Randy mentioned that his country band was looking for a guitar player. So I tried that and it uh, did not work, so that band fell apart. Randy and I wanted to do something together still, so we just kind of came up with putting metal and country together.
seveneightfive magazine, Medford Street Honey, Bee Guy, Monk's Wine CD Review, HawgStomr, Origin of Top City