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Age difference no barrier for The Hallertau Band

Members of The Hallertau Band are, from left, Blair Purdy, Chuck Gutta, Steve Zaccari and John Drabik. Organist Tad Holtz joins the group for their Bayou Cafe performance on Friday.
Members of The Hallertau Band are, from left, Blair Purdy, Chuck Gutta, Steve Zaccari and John Drabik. Organist Tad Holtz joins the group for their Bayou Cafe performance on Friday.
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Steve Zaccari was initially joking when he asked one of his high-school chemistry students to join his group The Hallertau Band. In early 2007, guitarist and vocalist Zaccari started a new bluesy rock duo with longtime college friend and bassist Chuck Gutta. Taking their name from a hop used in beer brewing (Zaccari brews his own beer at home), the duo began playing smaller shows in the region. They might have remained a duo if ...


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