Born and raised in Vestal, NY Joe began a new chapter in Worcester, Massachussets in 2003; but a growing legion quickly followed. In 2006 he won Best Coffeehouse/Singer-Songwriter of Worcester (hosted by The Pulse Magazine) and he finished recording his debut, "Smoky Joe," as well.
Joe Hogan brings a soft sound to our musical ears, giving us a breath of fresh air from the over-produced and over-done rock heard every other minute in this industry. His talent on the guitar and a unique vocal range are a stand out; accompanied by his intimate songwriting and friends on stage with piano and violin.
Dave Matthews was Joe's initial influence for picking up the guitar. But, he draws largely on Blues legend Keb' Mo and his Folk hero Bob Dylan to fuse a sound that is unique, yet familiar.
When Joe Hogan sings, you can hear threads of Jeff Buckley in the honesty of his lyrics and the quality of his vocals.
What makes Joe stand out are his abilities to write, play and sing well. This is a combination that many wish for and few attain during the entirety of their career. Joe already has these three aspects polished and exemplifies them on his independantly released debut album, "Smoky Joe," in May of 2006. "Smoky Joe" is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com and joehoganlive.com.
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