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The Hell or High Water Band / Press

“New York City Marathon 2013-Increased security didn't dampen the race's sideline festivities. The band Hell or High Water began its set with "Proud Mary" shortly before 9 a.m. as wheelchair racers whizzed by. Guitar player Tom Wipf, 57, of Park Slope, said the group had played at the marathon for five years. "We're glad to be back. We understood all the decisions that had to be made," he said of last year's cancellation. "We stay here until the very last runner goes by. Every single runner has some motivation -- whether they're running for a charity or a personal reason. . . . It's powerful stuff."”

“It is my pleasure to present this interview with Anthony “Stells” Stellato and Tom Wipf (pronounced like wiff, when you strike out in baseball!) who are members of the band, Hell or High Water who will be opening for The Outlaws at that private party. The band garnered national attention when they came out with their tribute song to Hughie Thomasson, “Play On” which found its way onto YouTube. ”

“Third and Long - Also participating in the celebration was the band du jour, Hell or High Water. An eight-piece for the evening, the band consisted of three guitars, bass, drums, mandolin, keyboards, a singer, and a drop-in harmonica. “We love this place because they have buckets of ice cold beer out for the band. We love that.” He pointed to the big white bucket full of ice and bottles on the ground by his feet. (Note: The bottled beer from behind the bar is ice cold, too – a summertime necessity!) Together for 18 years strong, Hell or High Water performs in venues across Manhattan. Playing Neil Young, Clapton, and Roy Orbison covers, to name a few, James Quigley on keyboard, Tom Wipf on lead guitar, Steve Bernstein on mandolin, Glenn McCready on bass, Chuck Menduni on guitar, Tony Ieva on drums, Stells on guitars, and Charlie dropping in on harmonica, rocked the rowdy house as people cheered, danced, and sang along to the classic tunes. -Murphguide - June 2007”

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