American & International Award Winning Songwriter & Musician:

Hailing out of the Pacific NW, professional, International and regional award winning, American roots and blues music artist, Tommy Hogan, a professional and career, working musician who performs an astonishing display of , homegrown, soulful and high energy performances that showcase his regional and International award winning original songs with extraordinary, blazing guitar, which many have compared to the likes of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa and Robert Cray. Tommy Hogan combines a flow of smooth, booming and captivating song lyrics and vocals along with wailing Chicago and southern delta, harmonica moments and his dynamic rhythm section that synchronistical and supportively collaborate with Tommy on stage.

With two critically acclaimed, well received Cd's under his belt, which have both went on to receive great reviews and International level recognition in the music industry, both being adjudicated by the music industry on International, national and regional levels. With multi "Muddy Award" nominations presented by the Cascade Blues Association, such as "Best New Act", "Best Regional Act 2013" , "Best Regional Act 2014" and "Best NW Recording 2014" along with many profound accolade reviews from media and music association's. In many ways, Tommy Hogan has proven to be one of the best in the business of song writing and live presentations, delivering compelling and energetic presentations, award winning songs, blazing guitars, wailing harmonica and captivatingly, smooth and booming vocals has resulted in sell out shows, packed dance floors and legions of fans of all ages and including other peers and prolific musicians, music aficionados, alike.



"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."   - Article review and written by: Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson , President, Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon


" 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.."   
- Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon



"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 

"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 wants to make music that will ring true for the next generations. Soulful vocals, smoking guitar playing and commanding presence"  -   'Paris Slim' Goldwasser  National recording artist


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




 


"Tommy thrills the full venue crowd, while performing from stage to jumping to top of the piano and then leaping to the bar top to entertain the seats in the back of venue and never missing a beat with the band, while performing in Walla Walla, Washington"


 



Nominated  for multiple "Muddy Awards", by the Cascade Blues Association, (Portland, Oregon),  including:
 
"Best New Act" 2011,  "Best Regional Act" 2013, "Best Regional Act" 2014, "Best NW Recording" 2014


Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN),  2012 "Best Self Produced CD" , (top 20) International Best , "Let It Rain",
written / produced by: Tommy Hogan  .  - A top 20 BEST finalist CD, representing the Pacific NW


 
"Best Self Produced CD"     TOP 20 IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 




 








-International Blues Challenge IBC  1st place winner, eastern Washington semi-finals 2012














 



































 
          Performing in Tri Cities , Washington  
 









The new CD,  "Howl Like The Wind" , is a critically acclaimed CD follow up preceding his debut CD, which was an Internationally recognized debut CD by the artist.  "Howl Like The Wind" was released and received great reviews immediately following its release




"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."   - Article review and written by: Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson , President, Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon


" 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.."   
- Greg 'Slim Lively' Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association, Portland, Oregon


International Songwriting Competition - 2014  (Nashville, TN)
"Tommy Hogan places into final round in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN), 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".










 















 


 
Performing at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
 

 

Kennewick, Washington


Media Quotes 

 'Tommy Hogan shows astonishing talent and soulful and exciting shows' - J. Marshall  (stage coordinator)
  

 

International Songwriting Competition 2014
(Nashville, TN)
"Tommy Hogan places in 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".









 

 








 



Recent Industry Recognition Awards
 




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






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



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

 2012

 
 
Nominated by Cascade Blues Association for
"Muddy Award"  

"Best Regional Act" 
2013

2014 -
International Song Writing Competition 
"Howl Like The Wind" an original song, written by
Tommy Hogan, was selected into the ranking list and made it to final round,
out of 19,000 other songs submitted in the International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN). 
Making it into the final round and would be the only song to go on to represent the Pacific NW.


Nominated by the Cascade Blues Association (Portland, Oregon)
for the prestigious "Muddy Award"
"Best Regional Act" - 2014


Nominated for "Muddy Award" (Portland, Oregon)
"Best NW Recording"- 2014



 



MEDIA PRESS QUOTES / ACCOLADES

 
"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 wants to make music that will ring true for the next generations. Soulful vocals, smoking guitar playing and commanding presence"  -   Paris Slim Goldwasser  Delta Groove Records, recording artist



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

 
 




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