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Hangin' with Stogie / Bio

Hangin' with Stogie was started by 10 year old Christina Reese in March 2010. In the fall of 2010 HWS released a 4 song EP. In the fall of 2011 Christina was joined by Kylie Westerbeck, and Megan Green. HWS had had a rapid rise to popularity with their talent, original music, and mature sound. HWS has been featured by Song Revelation's Artist Spotlight, Teen Groove on the Move, the Josie Show, and numerous other shows including News 4 Nashville. HWS has been featured in numerous publications in the US and internationally in Australia, Japan and the UK. IAE Magazine describes them as "Incredible" and scored them a prestigeous 3.5/4 for new/emerging national artists. Stacy's Music Row Report gave them a 5 star rating. HWS was featured on the front page of Music News Nashville and was described as having a stage presence which is fresh, new, and professional placing them on top with those names already recognizable in the industry. Their music consistently scored in the superior range on Radio Test Market Surveys, and has been licensed for television. HWS was honored by being named to the Featured Artists with Indie Community, Empty Vessel Music's Music Matters program, was awarded the Sparkle Award by Conscious Music Entertainment for projecting genuine and positive artistry, and proudly supports positive artistry with the MuZart World Foundation. "Better Friend Next Time" was named as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (first honorable mention,15,000 entries from 122 countries), the Singer/Songwriter Awards (fourth place), and made the top ten on Women of Substance Radio. In September of 2012, Summer All Year Long reached number 1 on the country music charts in the Netherlands. HWS has been honored to be invited to the First Friars showcase, the IEBA Showcase, the Dewey Beach Conference showcase, and other national level showcases. HWS has played live on Long Islands 103.9 the "Real Radio Show", News 4 Nashville, and B101.5 in Fredericksburg, VA. HWS has currently released 6 singles, Rearranged, Summer All Year Long, One in a Million, Butterflies, Save the Mistletoe, and their own version of It Ain't Me Babe. The music of HWS has had thousands of spins on radio stations around the world including the BBC. The name, "Hangin' with Stogie" was derived from Stogie, a Blue Merle Sheltie and family dog. Initially suggested as a joke, the name ended up sticking despite it's controversial connotation, a testiment to the little rebel in these beautiful, southern young ladies. Original music is written by the girls of HWS, produced and arranged with Jeff Covert at Wally Cleaver's Studio in Fredericksburg, VA, and final mixing and mastering by Jeff Silverman of Palatte Studio in Nashville, TN. HWS's first CD, Summer All Year Long, was released in June 2012. Reached a national level of popularity and locally in Virginia was performing for some of the largest festivals in Virginia. Hangin with Stogie was offered a TV spot on America's Got Talent through the help of our sponsor Daisy Rock Guitars. We sincerely thank Daisy Rock Guitars and would recommend them to anyone as the highest quality product in ladies' guitars. We would also like to give a shout out to instructors Toby Fairchild, Anthony Campbell, Mike Wheelehan, and especially Rik Lawhorne who worked tirelessly and patiently through the bands development. In addition to their involvement in HWS, Kylie continues to also pursue her love of musical theater, Megan plays live shows, and Christina is developing her own style of music releasing her first solo EP in the fall 2013. HWS is proud to be a part of Palette Records with producer Jeff Silverman, former lead guitarist and producer for Rick Springfield. Hangin with Stogie would not be who they are without our phenomenal backing players, Band Director/Lead Guitar - Tyler Reese, Banjo and Mando - TJ Honaker, Fiddle - Margo Deihl

General Info

Band Members
Christina Reese (Drums, Keys, Cello, Ukulele, Vox and...Egg), Kylie Westerbeck (Bass, Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, Vox), Megan Green (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)
Artist Name
Hangin' with Stogie
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Country / Pop / Rock

Contact Info

Fredericksburg, VA

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