Outlaw roots n’ roll,….. that’s the best way to describe it. The sound is definitely not something you would normally hear while walking down main street, but it’s intriguing all in itself…….then, once you catch a glance at the band and realize there are only two members and one of them is only 14 years old well,….. you gotta check it out.
Residing just outside of Ventura CA, The Hubcap Stealers consists of a two member, father & son duo. Neal Sowers on the guitar and vocals, and Ian Sowers on the drums. Together they possess an edgy sound with dirty reverberated slide guitars and thick chest punching drums accompanied by Neal’s vocals, be known- these guys know how to play it thick and raw.
The Hubcap Stealers initially took off mid 2012. Neal, tired of writing the same old rock songs and wanting to write in a style that would be a little more gritty and off kilter, knew right then, that this was not for a full on rock band to take the reigns on. This is where things got interesting…….turning to his son Ian, who was 11 years old at the time and was really starting to develop as a drummer, was asked if he’d like to embark on a vision – A father/son roots ‘n roll duo. We all know that answer.