Hoge announces "Tiny Little Movies"
Monday, April 27, 2020
– Roots singer Will Hoge will release "Tiny Little Movies" on June 26 via Thirty Tigers.
After tackling the arrangements over four days in an East Nashville rehearsal space, Hoge, guitarist Thom Donovan, drummer Allen Jones, and bassist Christopher Griffiths headed into Trace Horse Studio and tracked each of the 12 songs live.
Hoge will do a series of shows from his home.
"There's a classic, rock and roll centerpiece to everything this band does, but it's still a group of four different people, and we all bring different influences to the table," said Hoge, who turned to Grammy-winning producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Lori McKenna) to mix the album at Sam Phillips Recording. "We've got a metalhead in the group. We've got a Motown fan. We've got a guitarist who loves Johnny Marr. It's a unique hodgepodge of sounds coming together, and we tried to accentuate that."
"I grew up loving rock and roll records, and that's my intent every time I go into the studio - to honor that sound," he said. "You get closer sometimes more than others. This time, I think we nailed it."
"I spent years worried about things falling apart-personally, musically, emotionally, financially, you name it," Hoge said. "As I've gotten better at my life, there's a moment of realizing that this is it. It is where it is supposed to be. So I've been looking around, embracing the good and the bad, hoping to change what I can, and accepting the things I can't."
The track list is:
Maybe This Is Ok
Is This All That You Wanted Me For
Even The River Runs Out Of This Town
That's How You Lose Her
Con Man Blues
Likes Of You
All The Pretty Horses
In light of the current shelter in place orders nationwide, Hoge will do webcasts from his home in Nashville. Hoge is setting out on his My House To Your House Tour today, April 24th at 5 p.m. CT with new "tour stops" every other Friday. The schedule is:
April 24 - 5 p.m.
May 8 - 2 p.m.
May 22 - 5 p.m.
June 12 - 5 p.m.
June 26 - 5 p.m.
(all shows CT)
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