The Stompers

Stompers frontman Sal Baglio is a vibrant and infectious live performer with a knack for writing trenchant, upbeat songs such as “You’re the One” and “American Fun”, accented by his own tidy guitar work. Baglio and the Stompers — originally including Dave Friedman (keyboards), Stephen Gilligan (bass), and Mark Cuccinello (drums) — seemed willing to play anyplace in New England that had a stage in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and in the process the band that was born in 1977 developed a strong and loyal live following. The Stompers signed to Boardwalk Records in 1982 and released their debut album the same week Boardwalk filed for bankruptcy. The next year Polygram re-released the album with some minor changes but soon dropped the act. The Stompers continued to play throughout New England in various line-ups that always included the talented Baglio and also released a couple of locally made CDs. Baglio remains a part of the Boston music scene and still will do the occasional Stompers gig.
(by Dean Johnson)

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