Named one of the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone, Boston-raised Gary Hoey has recorded 18 albums, had five top-20 Billboard hits and has supported acts such as Jeff Beck and Lita Ford. The arrival of 2012’s Deja Blues ushered in a new era for Hoey, who finds himself tapping into the blues lifeblood that beats in the heart of every rocker.
“This is an album of original blues songs I’ve wanted to record for a long time,” says Hoey. “The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart, I have so much respect for it. When I’m recording a blues song, it’s a 5 minute journey and you can’t take a breath, you can’t keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.”
Hoey recently produced and co-wrote Lita Ford’s latest release, Living Like a Runaway, for SPV Records to rave reviews. Says Hoey, “It was a thrill to work with Lita. She is a true rocker, a pioneer for woman in rock.” With a collection of 18 albums and a #5 Billboard Rock hit with “Hocus Pocus,” it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitarists of all time. Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton and Dick Dale.
All that history certainly gives Gary a rockin’ edge, but make no mistake, he has gracefully transitioned into the world of blues. Hoey is considered a guitar god by legions of guitar fans, so don’t miss this specially- tailored, intimate Deja Blues show in this world-class venue.