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Brendan Hogan / Bio

Alt-Country, Anti-Folk, Post-Blues
Somewhere in America, artists are still making records.
There is still a place for experimentation, taking chances, and leaving in mistakes; for lyrical imagery and themes that tie songs together.
It does not include hired-gun songwriters, rehashed ideas, and an aim to get famous quick on flash and superficiality.
Brendan Hogan's second solo album, "SilverQuick", was recorded in a home studio using a single microphone, a few guitars, a couple old tube amps, and a lot of experimentation with ordinary (and extraordinary) household objects, analog and digital synths, and a lot of delays.
"SilverQuick" features 12 new songs, and a 10+ page booklet with lyrics, artwork, and instrumentation details. The album is a “Do What You Want With It” release. That is, it was written and recorded it as an album (with lyrical threads and themes tying songs together) to be listened to as an album, but once you buy it you may do with it as you please: Import it into iTunes, or give it to a friend. But do it justice at least once and sit down at a CD player and listen to it with the booklet. It’s worth it.
In late-2009, Hogan wrote and recorded his debut CD, "Long Night Coming", featuring original roots, modern folk, and blues-based songs, as well as two familiar standards in the folk and country genres. His work in songwriting and performing since its release has seen him share stages with Kris Delmhorst, Slaid Cleaves, Geoff Muldaur, Ray Bonneville, Eilen Jewell, Les Sampou, Spider John Koerner, and others in the Northeast US and beyond, and the popular NPR radio show "Car Talk" featured Hogan's song "Big Black Car" on its program. The Boston Globe newspaper has called Hogan's music "elusive, transcendent, mercurial Americana ".
Folks like The Black Keys and Jack White get it. Hell, even John Mellencamp made a live-to-tape mono record recently. True music fans expect a little more from the artists they appreciate, and Brendan Hogan’s new album "SilverQuick" stays true to the methods of making a genuine album.
2011 WUMB Listener-Voted "Top 100" Artist
2011 Hogan's song "Big Black Car" featured on NPR's "Car Talk"
"Elusive, transcendent, mercurial Americana." - The Boston Globe
"Within the leagues of Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, and even Tom Waits." - Performer Magazine
"A distinctive, new musical voice." - The Boston Phoenix

General Info

Band Members
Solo artist. Sometimes with band.
Artist Name
Brendan Hogan
Profile Page
Indie / Singer/Songwriter / Roots Music

Contact Info

Cambridge, MA

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