The Hipsters are not young. They claim to "have a foot in the 60s, an orphaning in the 70s, a resume in the 80s, a steeping in the 90s, and maybe a cheerful vengeance in the new millennium," and they are happy to share it all with you.
"The Hipsters" band was born in State College, PA at the end of 1978. Dick McEwen and Reuben Sairs had played together in various configurations since before the moon came up over Pittsburgh.
Irwin Anolik wandered into that dream and became a core element, playing drums. John Shaw was the first bassist, and he was followed by 6 other restless musical souls, (Larry Ough, Mike McNamara, Joe Hohman, Tom Prowell, Max Boehm, and the present and longstanding bassist, Jerry Del Rosso) all of whom made substantial contributions to the sound of the band and helped deliver the content in performance. Each of them was a gift.
The band played professionally with moments of glory and embarrassment for about 8 years. They have performed reunion shows since then. A very short time after its founding, the band’s goal was to play thoughtful, social, spiritual, all-original music. They were delighted to find a group of listeners to gather to hear, dance to and participate in the songs. Rock stardom was probably never an issue. We were too weird. Artistic success could be sweet, though, and we have had some of it.The Hipsters are about songs over celebrity, substance over style, broad identity over the narrow niche, and are situated where music meets words. They hope ideas can change the world.
The Hipsters write metaphysical songs. There is some of that peace and justice stuff, but it may surprise you. There is that search for the invisible, the other side, the over there, the eternal. It's religious.
The Hipsters are collaboration -- a surprising harmony of two composers who rarely write together but somehow identify closely with each others songs. The Hipsters have been supported and inspired by like-minded musicians who have added to the sound, and helped deliver the content.
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