Tony Hoeppner Bio

Tony Hoeppner  a professional musician at the age of 16 playing in teen clubs with bands all over Iowa and Illinois.  At that time Tony was a percussionist, but that soon changed.  The draft was in place and at the age of nineteen he was called into the U.S. Army.   There was no place for a drum set so he taught himself to play guitar.  It wasn’t long before he was playing coffee houses and other venues off base.  From then on guitar was his instrument.  Headed for Vietnam he was certain his music would be put on hold.  Fortunately a talent show on post gave him the opportunity to travel with a USO show and avoid a trip to South West Asia.  
It was time for college after his service time and Tony began studying music at Black Hawk College.  From there he traveled the country playing clubs and other venues.  Tony has performed with several members of Jimmy Buffets band the Coral Reefers, and has opened up for National touring acts like Dave Mason, The Little River Band, Buckwheat Zydeco and others.  In addition to performing alone he also performs with The Whoozdads an acoustic group.  Musician, Singer, Song Writer and a few stories in between, Tony can provide entertainment and music for just about any occasion.

 

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