Jon Wurster

Jon Wurster

Jon Wurster (born October 31, 1966) is a musician from Pennsylvania and has been the drummer for indie rockers Superchunk since 1991. Wurster has recorded and/or performed live with artists such as Bob Mould, Jay Farrar, Robert Pollard, The New Pornographers, Rocket from the Crypt, Ryan Adams, R.E.M., Guided by Voices, Marah, Alejandro Escovedo, A.C. Newman, Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, The Minus 5, and Charlie Daniels. Currently, he is a member of The Mountain Goats.

Wurster is one half of the radio comedy team Scharpling and Wurster. Tom Scharpling is the longtime host of the "Best Show on WFMU" radio program, and Wurster calls in as one of a bevy of characters including the Gorch, Philly Boy Roy, Corey Harris (of Mother 13), Hippy Johnny and Timmy von Trimble. The duo have been releasing CDs on their Stereolaffs label since 1999. Their most recent one is 2007's "The Art of The Slap".

Wurster is a frequent contributor to Harp and Modern Drummer magazines.

Wurster is a 1985 graduate of Souderton Area High School, where he participated in the school musicals. In his high school days, he played in a band named Hair Club for Men, which opened for legendary joke punkers The Dead Milkmen's very first concert at the Lower Salford Youth Association in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. He is name-checked in the song "Stuart" ("...that Johnny Wurster kid that delivers papers in the neighborhood") from their 1988 album, "Beelzebubba".

Recently, Wurster has been writing for television shows such as Monk, Squidbillies, Tim and Eric's Awesome Show and Tom Goes to the Mayor.

External links

* [ Scharpling and]
* [ Stereolaffs]
* [ Prindle Interview]
* [ Fluxblog Scharpling & Wurster interview]
* [ Wurster-penned Superchunk Tour Diary in the Independent]
* [ Sax Rohmer #1 Mountain Goats Music Video]

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