American & International Award Winning Songwriter & Musician:

 
TOMMY HOGAN      

Tommy Hogan, honed his craft over the past several years now as a professional musician, soulful and professional front man and an award winning songwriter who has steadily been building a wide legion fan base and developed a solid foundation in the music industry as an international award winning original song writer who is also known for a cutting edge, passionate, high energy blues roots music and live show experience, which collectively leaves audiences of all ages, mesmerized and wanting more. Tommy Hogan has opened for many Professional groups and artist's in the business and has headlined shows and has been compared to having the talent level  and style of a modern day Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendricks and the showmanship and charisma of Garth Brooks. Considered one of the best front men and performers in the business and if you have seen him perform you know why and if you have not, you really should.

Tommy Hogan has received and been nominated for many prestigious music industry awards Internationally and regionally in the NW, including multi "Muddy Award" for "Best New Act 2011 and Best Regional Act 2014, Has also been internationally recognized by the Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN), for his debut release CD, "Let It Rain", pacing top 20 Internationally for "Best Self Produced CD, in 2012 was also a 1st place semi-final winner in the International Blues Challenge, Eastern, WA, 2013  More recent news, "Howl Like The Wind" the title track for his brand new sophomore CD release titled "Howl Like The Wind, was selected as a winner and semi-finalist, in the International Song Writing Competition, an honorable feat and milestone with recognition in the music industry, the song would go on beating out over 19,000 other submitted songs from song writers from around the world. The real magic is without a doubt Tommy Hogan's live shows. An absolute crowd pleaser. Said by many as being one of the best shows and artists they have ever attended. Along with award winning original songs and well portrayed classic and contemporary covers, frontman and original artist, Tommy packs a high energy and soulful presentation with Blazing guitar work, (which is said by many compares to the sounds and skill level of greats, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa), Also Soulful, booming southern style, smooth vocals and tastefully placed wailing harmonica and supported by the rhythm section with Danny Norton on bass and Barbara La Pine on drums. Tommy Hogan delivers an outstanding and captivating music and show experience.




 
 



 

 
International Songwriting Competition 2014
(Nashville, TN)
Tommy Hogan places into the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN), Semi-Finals, beating out over 19,000 other submitted songs and song writers world - wide and the only one chosen in the Pacific northwest region in this prestigious International competition.






Industry Recognition / Awards

  2011 - Nominated by Cascade Blues Association,for prestigious "Muddy Award", for  "Best New Act"

2011 - 2nd round Finalist, (Top 20 Best, Internationally) , in Blues Foundations (Memphis, TN), "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition

2012 - 1st Place, Winner, IBC (International Blues Competition), Memphis,TN , Eastern Washington Finalist

2013 - Nominated by Cascade Blues Association, for prestigious, "Muddy Award", for "Best Regional Act" 

2014- International Songwriting Competition, (Nashville, TN),Semi-Finalist, winning out over 19, 000 other songwriters world-wide


** Tommy Hogan has also written and self produce 2 Internationally acclaimed and recognized and award winning CD's ** 





"HOWL LIKE THE WIND" written and produced by: Tommy Hogan


"Howl like the Wind" is an exceptional release featuring superb musicianship and clever songwriting." ( by: Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson - President, Cascade Blues Association)

 

"Howl Like The Wind" written and produced  by: Tommy Hogan © 2013

Features:
Tommy Hogan - Song Writer, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Scott Vandussen - Drums
Rob Shoeaker - Bass



 
What is the industry saying about the new CD?
Here is a recent article review by Greg 'slim lively' Johnson, President of the Cascade Blues Association


Blues Notes - December 2013 issue  
review and written by: Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson ,
president, Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon

"As outstanding as Tommy Hogan’s debut recording was, this sophomore release, Howl Like The Wind, raises the bar a few feet higher. Listening to Hogan’s guitar playing you can tell that he is well versed in the music of those legendary artists who inspired him. There are sharp glimpses of Freddie and Albert King and a heavy dose of John Lee Hooker, and he takes us from Texas to the West Coast, but all the while he lays it out in his own voice."
 

The album opens with a rousing Texas boogie in the title track, “Howl Like The Wind.” So propulsive with its steady rolling beat it’d make John Lee Hooker smile with pride, something Hogan returns to later in the disc on “Quite As Fine As Mine.” Throughout the recording he visits a number of different approaches. On “Cookie Dough” he uses a rolling paced guitar with catchy phrasing, throwing in a harmonica break midway through. “Juke Joint Jumpin’” has a bit of Louis Prima’s “Jump, Jive and Wail” feel, but I also hear a lot of a Kansas City jump blues in the mix, with the guitar riffs taking up where the Kansas City use of horn players would be in effect. It works to perfection. And there may even be a little West Coast spice to the track as well, with hints of Junior Watson or Charlie Baty guitar runs. On “I’m Gonna Love You, Baby” Hogan is almost channeling Albert King’s spirit on his strings. It is a slow blues where his smooth voice sets the mood every bit as much as the guitar. On “Sunshine Inside My Mind” the band steps into a jazzy number that allows the listener to realize that Hogan’s knowledge expands beyond the blues. And the disc closes with a Delta-flavored acoustic piece called “Town To Town.” It is a softer flowing song with Hogan making the promise that he will keep on playing these blues from town to town.

Howl Like The Wind is an exceptional release featuring superb musicianship and clever songwriting. Tommy Hogan may utilize the sounds of the elder blues players who first brought him to love the music, but be assured this is original and fresh material from an artist that is surely going places. And the first place he should go is having Howl Like The Wind dropped into your player. Destined to be on many short lists of the top ten albums from the Pacific Northwest this year!"

CD Total Time: 57:28

Howl Like The Wind / Cookie Dough / Juke Joint Jumpin’ / Big Legged Woman / I’m Gonna Love You, Baby / Lenny / Everything You Need / Quite As Fine As Mine / Sunshine Inside My Mind / Town To Town

BLUES NOTES - November issue

Review by:  Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson , President, Cascade Blues Association
 



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MEDIA PRESS QUOTES / ACCOLADES
 

 
"What was once said about the great Robert Johnson can be said about Tommy Hogan: He's got one eye turned to the past, because he's learned so much from the masters, but he's also looking toward the future, he wants to make music that will ring true for the next generations. Soulful vocals, smoking guitar playing and commanding presence"  - Franck "Paris Slim" Goldwasser 




"I was so impressed with him... Not only is he a fantastic performer, he also writes his own songs"

- Patty Keyes, President, Walla Walla Blues Society

"Tommy Hogan displays an exciting, fresh and powerful, fan pleasing performance"...
 Statesman Journal, Salem Oregon press
 
"Tommy Hogan has steadily been building quite a reputation as an exciting and powerful act that is not to be missed"
- Blues Notes, Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association 

"As outstanding as Tommy Hogan’s debut recording was, this sophomore release, Howl Like The Wind, raises the bar a few feet higher. Listening to Hogan’s guitar playing you can tell that he is well versed in the music of those legendary artists who inspired him. There are sharp glimpses of Freddie and Albert King and a heavy dose of John Lee Hooker, and he takes us from Texas to the West Coast, but all the while he lays it out in his own voice."    - Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association/ Blues Notes press- December 2014


 




Music Industry Recognition / Awards

  2011 - Nominated by Cascade Blues Association, for a "Muddy Award", for  "Best New Act"

2011 - 2nd round Finalist, (Top 20 Best, Internationally) , in Blues Foundations (Memphis, TN), "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition

2012 - 1st Place, Winner, IBC (International Blues Competition), Memphis,TN , Eastern Washington Finalist

2013 - Nominated by Cascade Blues Association, for a "Muddy Award", for "Best Regional Act"


2014- International Songwriting Competition, (Nashville, TN),Semi-Finalist, winning out over 19, 000 other songwriters world-wide


** Tommy Hogan has also written and self produce 2 Internationally acclaimed and recognized and award winning CD's , his debut CD, titled "Let It Rain", was selected to represent the Pacific North West region (Washington) and made it through panel rounds of adjudication, making it to the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN and was then selected into the second round and overall was chosen in the top 20 Best Self Produced CD's, Internationally.

Tommy's brand new sophomore CD, titled, "Howl Like The Wind" has had many praised reviews, sold over 1,000 units already and the tittle track was selected into the International Song Writing Competition, Nashville, TN, and was a semi-finalist, winning out over 19,000 other songwriters world wide  ** 





 



Memphis, TN
2011 International Industry Recognition Award "Top 20 Best" -Internationally, "Best Self Produced CD", Tommy Hogan, debut CD, "Let It Rain"




"Let It Rain"
written / produced - Tommy Hogan 2011



 
"Howl Like The Wind"written / produced- Tommy Hogan 2013 

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