Draw The Curtains, Will Hoge's first album in two years, is a tour de force of authenticity, covering sounds from country and roots to rock, soul, and R&B.
Washed by the Water and Silver or Gold gush with the passion and spirituality of Otis Redding-fired rock and roll, while Midnight Parade resonates with the color and verve of early Springsteen.
This is music the way it was meant to be played, with a rock-is-my-life, let's-hit-the-road attitude.
Hoge spends about 200 nights a year zig-zagging the country, doing what he does best. He headlines most of those dates, but has also played supporting slots for the Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, North Mississippi All Stars and Drive-By Truckers.
'I bust my ass every night,' he says. 'I load my own gear and mortgaged my house to pay the band. But if you want it, you have to be willing to bleed.'
Will Hoge's music is the unwavering sound of a born rocker. He filters rock, soul, folk, blues and country through a prism of emotional authenticity and what emerges on Draw The Curtains is undeniable.
- When I Can Afford to Lose
- These Were the Days
- Dirty Little War
- Silver or Gold
- Sex, Lies and Money
- I'm Sorry Now
- Midnight Parade
- Draw the Curtains
- Washed by the Water
- The Highway's Home