Hailing out of the pacific North West, American, electric blues artist, Tommy Hogan is a masterfully talented and thrilling guitarist, harmonicist, prolific song writer, booming, soulful, bluesy vocalist, and without a doubt, one of the best live performing musicians and performing song writers today, who's body and soul exudes with raw and authentic, talent and heart felt soul. Since hitting the NW stages in 2011, Tommy Hogan has been electrifying and captivating audiences and building legions of devoted fans, delivering his power packed punch of award winning music mix of rockin and soulful blues, funk and Americana music in a stage burning performance that you will not forget.
Nominated Best Regional Act 2014 & 2013
Tommy Hogan has written, produced and released 2 critically acclaimed and award winning self produced, studio recorded albums. Tommy's debut album, Let It Rain, was a big hit and a 2011 top 20 finalist in the Best Self Produced CD, an International competition, hosted by the Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN and his latest and sophomore album, Howl Like The Wind, was an I.S.C, (Nashville, TN) finalist 2014 and was also nominated Best NW Recording, by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland, OR.
An International and regional, award winning and multi nominated award artist, Tommy Hogan was recently nominated Best Regional Act 2014, Best Regional Act 2013, Best NW Recording 2014 by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon and was also an I.S.C finalist 2014 (Nashville, TN). After hitting the stages in 2011, Tommy was nominated BEST NEW ACT 2011 by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon, Also in 2011, Tommy's debut, original and self produced album, Let It Rain, was a top 20 finalist in the Best Self Produced CD contest, an International event hosted by the Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN ). Tommy Hogan also won 1st place in 2012 IBC (semifinals), (representing Washington) , was and top finalist in the International song writing competition, beating out over 19,000 other original songs and song writers from around the world and he would be the only song writer out of the Pacific North West to make the cut in the International event, based in Nashville, TN . Tommy was also recently nominated BEST REGIONAL ACT 2014 and BEST NW RECORDING 2014 for his latest and sophomore album release, Howl Like The Wind.
Tommy Hogan blends his original, blazing and masterful guitar with his, soulful, booming and bluesy vocals, hints of tasteful harmonica and collaborates with his dynamic and booming, choice rhythm section of supporting musician's on stage. Specializing in rockin' and soulful blues, funk and Americana style award winning originals and treasure covers, Tommy Hogan presents an all out thrilling and stage burning performance, everywhere he performs.
In addition to the many thrilling peek music highlights, Tommy Hogan has also shared the stage and opened for many legendary and national acts and artists such as Canned Heat, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers, Bugs Henderson, John Mayer (group members), Paul Delay, Curtis Salgado , Jim Mesi, Linda Hornbuckle and many others.
Press Reviews / Accolades:
"Tommy Hogan displays an exciting, fresh and fan pleasing performance"
- Statesman Journal
"I was so impressed with him... Not only is he a fantastic performer, he also writes his own songs" - President ,W.W.Blues Society, P . Keyes
'' What was once said about the great Robert Johnson can be said about Tommy Hogan: He's learned so much from the masters, but he's also looking toward the future, he makes music that will ring true for the next generations. Soulful vocals, smoking guitar playing and commanding stage presence" - Paris Slim Goldwasser - Mannish Boys (Guitar Player)
In photo : Paris Slim (guitar- L), Jimi Bott (drums), John Mazacco (bass), Tommy Hogan (guitar / vocals- R)
2014 ISC (Nashville,TN) Best original song. Tommy Hogan's "Howl Like The Wind", the debut title track song, beat out over 19,000 other songs and song writers around the world and was adjudicated by such greats and national artist's, BB King, James Cotton, Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Wayne Sheppard. Howl Like The Wind written by Tommy Hogan would make the cut and go on to be the only song and song writer representing the pacific north west in the International event.
2012 IBC 1st place semi finals winner - (representing Washington)
2011 - Best Self Produced CD (top round top 20 finalist Internationally)
"Let It Rain" - Tommy Hogan's debut album (top round top 20 finalist Internationally
in the International competition, hosted by the Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN)
2011- Nominated Best New Act for the prestigious Muddy Award, presented by the Cascade Blues Association, Portland Oregon
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