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Jack Hoban / Blog

Summer!

I uploaded a Rogues song called "Hang For The Summer" in honor of Memorial Day and the start of summer! I hope you enjoy it. It is a fairly true story about a typical night at the Jersey Shore written by Carson Cox, me and a case of Molson Golden Ale. (Of course this is back before Carson and I were the respectable gentlemen we are now!). I did the guitar solo as a goof in one take and the producer made me keep it - it's a little over the top, but what the hey? Enjoy and come visit us at the Jersey Shore (The real one - not the one on MTV). Rogue On!

Jack says "Welcome to Reverbnation!"

Hi Everybody: Still trying to figure this Reverbnation thing out, but it really seems cool - and the services are comprehensive. Anyway, the biggest news is that the Jersey Blue CD is finally out. To hear about it, please go to: www.jackhoban.com/music. Here's the publicity blurb: "Gene McCormick and Jack Hoban were local Jersey Shore musicians from the same zip codes as Bon Jovi and Springsteen, except that they represented the jazz and R&B offering from that magical and musically fertile part of the country. Playing at the Jazz & Blues festival in Red Bank with their band "Jersey Blue," they were heard by Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, the world's most recorded drummer with credits that include Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Alan Jackson, B. B. King, etc. After the show Purdie told them "you have a new drummer," and off they went to Home Base studios in NYC, where Purdie had recorded the seminal "Abandoned Luncheonette," with Hall & Oates. Joined by some of the best studio musicians in NYC, they recorded "Jersey Blue." Jersey Blue is a diverse and magical set of songs, with some of the finest drumming of Purdie's long and illustrious career. Jersey Blue covers R&B to Jazz to Rock to Country. And, of course, the Purdie Shuffle!" Listen to samples on Reverbnation! Thanks.