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Hailing out of the pacific North West, American blues artist, Tommy Hogan has been electrifying and captivating audiences since hitting the stages in 2011. The multi talented American electric blues artist is a masterful guitarist, award winning song writer, a show case performer and the front man for his rockin and soulful blues band. Tommy Hogan connects with crowds of all ages anywhere he performs and delivers his award winning rockin and soulful blues, funk and rock American roots style music of originals and covers in a high energy and in your face performance that you will not forget.
Tommy Hogan is an International and regionally acclaimed artist who writes all of his own material and is an outstanding musician with the unique ability to produce and connect with his supporting musician's on stage and connects with his crowds everywhere he performs. If you like your blues, rockin, and soulful. filled with award winning music, you can both appreciate and dance to, brace yourselves for a fantastic music experience when you catch a Tommy Hogan show.
As a professional working, career musician and song writer, like other main artist's before him , whether it's Paul Delay, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Robert Cray. Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and many other legendary performing artist's, before him, Tommy Hogan is an acclaimed artist on an International level, first and foremost and delivers an astonishing power packed punch blend of his masterful guitar, smooth and bluesy vocals, award winning music, weather he performs as a soloist, singer song writer format or with his group format. A primary, power trio format of guitar, bass and drums.
In only a few years, Tommy Hogan has impressively captured the attention and has established legions of wonderful, supporting fans and followers from all over and everywhere he performs. In addition, Tommy has won many prestigious music awards, Internationally and regionally. He has received multiple Muddy Award nominations for many prestigious awards in the industry. He has performed all across the region, at concert venues, events and festivals. Since 2011 he has produced and released 2 critically acclaimed albums that have won awards both regionally and Internationally, also. His debut album, Let It Rain, was an instant hit, on many platforms and it was a top finalist in the Blues Foundations (Memphis, TN) 2011 International competition, Best Self Produced CD. Hogan's latest release, Howl Like The Wind takes it up even higher, said to be some of the most brilliant song writing and music instrumentation craft to generate, today. Howl Like The Wind, the title track song for Tommy's latest and sophomore album was an ISC (Nashville, TN) finalist in the International competition, beating out over 19,000 other songs by song writers from around the world. Also the album was nominated Best NW Recording 2014 by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon. Since the start, Tommy Hogan has impressively captured the attention and has established legions of fans and followers and won many prestigious music awards, including multiple Muddy Award nominations including BEST NEW ACT in 2011, by the Cascade Blues Association. Also, in 2011 Tommy Hogan Band's debut album, Let It Rain, was selected in the Best Self Produced CD International even hosted by the Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN). Written by Hogan and recorded in Portland, Oregon it was selected in the event and made it through all the levels of the International event and was in the top 20 finalist in the International competition. In 2012 Tommy Hogan took his band and traveled the furthest distance to impressively beat out many other and much larger bands in the competition. Tommy Hogan won 1st place in the International Blues Challenge IBC semifinals , hosted by the Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN). Tommy Hogan has steadily set the mark as he continues to bring electrifying show performances and award winning music wherever he performs. Collaborating with his supportive and dynamic rhythm section of bass and drums, Tommy leads the way to an energetic, soulful and thrilling way, captivates audiences and always presents an in your face performance you will not forget. Recently Tommy Hogan was nominated BEST REGIONAL ACT 2013, BEST REGIONAL ACT 2014 by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon, where he was also nominated BEST NW RECORDING 2014 for his album, Howl Like The Wind. Also in 2014 Tommy Hogan was an ISC (Nashville, TN) top song writing finalist in the 2014 International song writers, International showcase competition event, beating out over 19,000 other original submitting songs and song writers submitted from around the world. The judges in the event were legendary and top artists in the world, such as Tom Waits, James Cotton, BB King, Tori Amos, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and many others.
Many have said Tommy Hogan's music and style of playing is compared to Freddy and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Curtis Salgado, Robert Cray and Jack White of the White Stripes combining them and with his own unique style, originality, spirit and voicing.
In addition to the many thrilling peek music highlights, Tommy Hogan has shared the stage and opened for many renowned national acts such as Canned Heat, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers, Bugs Henderson Band, John Mayer's band, Curtis Salgado, Paul Delay, Jim Mesi, Linda Hornbuckle, Paris Slim & many more.