Live At The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets
Hoge has spent countless years and miles on the road, but he’s just recently recorded the magic fans love, on Solo & Live, released in March 2016. Known for his connection with audiences as well as his impressive vocal ability, he recorded the album in December 2015. The collection captures the full experience of Hoge’s show – an event that’s never predictable. Hoge’s unique connection with his fans lies in his ability to stir up somber, acoustic moments in one turn and then spring a hard-rocking, plugged-in number the next. “The magic happens in the unsafe moments,” he says. The album showcases songs from Small Town Dreams as well as older entries from his catalog, including crowd favorites “Through Missing You,” “Jesus Came to Tennessee” and “When I get My Wings,” among others.
An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt and countless songs written for others (including a Grammy nomination for Eli Young Band’s number-one hit, “Even If Breaks Your Heart,” co-written with Paslay), Never fitting particularly neatly into a genre box, he’s always just made the music that moved him – but it’s safe to say that he feels more kinship with the country community than ever, particularly as a storyteller.