Interview: Will Hoge

Nashville’s Will Hoge has been making records since the turn of the century and built a sizeable following for his brand of honest, heartfelt, and as on the new album, ‘My American Dream‘ thought-provoking music. Never one  to shy away from the issues of the day, Hoge has produced an album that perfectly encapsulates both personal and universal questions on what it means to be an american artist in an ever-changing, volatile political climate.  Americana-UK catches up with Hoge prior to a run of UK dates in December.  Continue reading “Interview: Will Hoge”

Will Hoge sets out his American Dream – October

Rolling Stone are reporting this morning that Nashville americana artist Will Hoge has announced a politically-charged new album called ‘My American Dream’, a collection of eight songs that touches on social issues including immigration and the homeless. The album will be released October 5th. They report: “In November, the Tennessee native released “Thoughts & Prayers,” a protest song that took politicians and the NRA to task for the increasing amount of mass shootings in the United States. That song also appears on My American Dream, and Hoge released a lyric video for the track this week that juxtaposes the hollow tweets of politicians with hard facts about gun violence. Continue reading “Will Hoge sets out his American Dream – October”

Will Hoge hits the UK for dates – tonight!

Will Hoge arrives in the UK today for a full band tour promoting his latest album ‘Anchors’ which Rolling Stone described as being “about that duality – an anchor itself both weighs things down and keeps them grounded, and Hoge explores the comfort and crush of small towns, the freedom and limits of love.” Support comes from Scottish Troubadour Dean Owens who’s album ‘Southern Wind’ was released last week.  Click through for the dates. Continue reading “Will Hoge hits the UK for dates – tonight!”

Will Hoge arrives in UK, new album on the way

Tennessee (what a word to spell at 10 in the morning) native Will Hoge arrives in the UK next week to promote his new album “Anchors” which is out on August 11th and features among other tracks a song he recorded with Sheryl Crow Little Bit of Rust which you can listen to below.  “I hit a wall,” says Hoge. “I was doing the best touring of my career and I had a great, steady gig writing songs, but I was falling out of love with being in a band. I didn’t have a good answer when I asked myself, ‘Why am I still doing this?’ Continue reading “Will Hoge arrives in UK, new album on the way”