Coty Hogue
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Coty Hogue

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Americana


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Coty Hogue's got
something different in her. Maybe it's from growing up in a Montana town
several orders of magnitude below “small;� maybe it comes from
immersing herself in a folk music tradition that extends back for
centuries. Whatever it is, you'd be hard-pressed to put your finger on

But when Coty picks up her banjo and lets her voice out, there it is.
You'd think she's a pretty young gal, but her voice gives her away when
she sings those fine old Appalachian songs. That voice, pitched low and
steady, keeps raising chills. Then she'll apologize for playing too many
sad songs in a row and launch into a fast-picking barnburner.
Frequently accompanied by Aaron Guest (12-string guitar) and Kat Bula
(fiddle), Coty's song selection runs the gamut of American roots music- a
little blues, a pinch of swing, a spoonful of classic Opry.

Coty grew up with horses and big sky in Philipsburg, Montana- population
just over 900. She left in the early half of the decade for an
education in Bellingham, Washington. That sweet, subdued little city-
long known for its thriving roots music community- became home. Over the
next few years, Coty played all over town, traded songs with anyone she
could find, and learned how to play any stringed instrument she could
get her hands on.

In 2009, Coty packed up her bags and headed east to Boone, North
Carolina, where she received Masters in Appalachian Studies. Along the
way, she recorded an album, Going to the West, which charted #1 on the
FOLK-DJ charts for the song "Going To The West;"  toured the West Coast;
performed at the 2010 International Folk Alliance Conference, the
Subdued Stringband Jamboree, and Seattle's historic Folklife Festival;
and her music will be featured in the independent film, Neon Sky.  In
2012, she released her second album, When We Get To Shore, recorded live
at Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, Washington with bandmates Kat Bula and
Aaron Guest.

If you get the chance to see Coty Hogue, don't miss it. It's a rare sort
of performer who will keep you transfixed through several full sets of
music. She'll burnish out-of-the-way gems and set them on fire again
with her skilled interpretation. She'll sneak in tunes of her own
composing that you'll swear you've heard before.

She's got the simple elegance and understated mastery of her craft that
distinguishes much more established players, and it is this- a young
voice flavored with the tannins of an old soul- that quietly sets her

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