Joe Hogan

Joe Hogan

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Imagine Jeff Buckley and Bob Dylan collaborating and Dave Matthews behind the controls producing. Joe Hogan has soothing vocals, lyrics that you can relate to and a playing ability that echoes a folk/blues mix. Listening to Joe is like finally coming home.

Biography

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. He is now a staple in the Worcester scence and his fan base continues to extend into the surrounding towns.

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 June of 2006. "Smoky Joe" is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com and joehoganlive.com.

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Lyrics

Folk Song

Written By: Joe Hogan

Walking down to the cross roads,
And I’ve got no place to go
The moon shines casting shadows
Itself a new face below

(loving you is what I need)

Am just now
Figuring out
How it all somehow
Gets back around
Left alone
Left to its own glow
It’ll all come back to home

(loving you is what I need)

Chorus: I will wait for you,
While you storm this hill
And wait, for your peace I will
If it takes me to the moon
On stand by to swim in your eyes, and fish me out with a spoon
Drunk to your lips, I’ll wait for this

(loving you is what I need)

Chorus: I will wait for you,
While you storm this hill
And wait, for your peace I will
If it takes me to the moon
On stand by to swim in your eyes, and fish me out with a spoon
Drunk to your lips, I’ll wait for this

I know my name is no good on a grave where you lay
Question filled flowers as sadness drinks the hours unchanged
Oh my love, have you any love left you saved

Chorus: I will wait for you,
While you storm this hill
And wait, for your peace I will
If it takes me to the moon
On stand by to swim in your eyes, and fish me out with a spoon
Drunk to your lips, I’ll wait for this

(loving you is what I need)

Good Bye

Written By: Joe Hogan

Who am I to judge and kiss upon your open cuts?
Who am I to know if I can love you up from dust to dust?
Who am I to hush to silence to change the buzz ?
Who am I to rush and rush through lines full of minds?
So unlike mine, and pass the world blind

So Goodbye yeah now, and how I love you oh
Well, I know, you think you think you know … till it all goes

All of my love is forever
Prophets false horizons look so much better

Rest is what I seek coveting this glow
But if I stay to fear I’ll awake as another empty soul
And this place, this residence is not of my own
But a mere station to rest on route toward my home

And to you my love I say Goodbye,
And how I love you, oh
I know, you think you think you know… till it all goes

All of my love is forever
Prophets false horizons look so much better

There goes my heart
Drop right inside of me
And I believe,
That you are my release, from the world

All of my love is forever
Prophets false horizons are lookin’ so much better

And your questions that surround tomorrow
Answer them today
Would you listen, as they’re singing hymnals
As angels light my way home

Guilty Pleasure

Written By: Joe Hogan

(Where is heaven here?)
We're in heaven here have you noticed dear
From outside confusion seems so clear

How chaos follows, follows, what I touch…
..every little thing is never gonna bring me peace and love, back to the child I once was

Chorus:
I fall down upon my face,
Broken glass cuts the lines, as I fall from (my) grace
Forgotten shadows wrap upon my door
As their words, wish only to be heard
Have you come to stay?
We’ll nurse on our wrongs
If we try…
And forget that its been so long, all magic is gone, but sorrow shoots on

Dance on so pretty
But, your mind is full of guilty
Pleasures, and the demons got you all alone

Your mind is full of Illusions that trap your cold and frozen mind
And if you shade that way and if I kiss that gray
I’ll suck it out your broken world

To find how chaos follows, follows, I touch
...every little thing is never gonna bring me, peace, and love, back to the child I once was

chorus

Discography

2005 EP, 3 songs with a distribution of over 400 locally in Worceter, MA.

"Smoky Joe" independent release in June of 2006. Available at CDBaby.com and iTunes.

Set List

Joe can play anywhere from 30 minutes to a full 2 hour set full of originals and covers. Here's a 45 min example:

Long Black Veil - Johny Cash cover
Falling Down - original
Runaway - original
Yellow - Coldplay cover
Fugitive Frogs - original
Folk Song - original
Cannonball - Damien Rice cover
Guilty Pleasure - original
Good Bye - original
Grey Street - Dave Matthew's Band cover
You're Beautiful - James Blunt cover
Spanish Princess - original