Gary Hoey

“Neon Highway Blues”, Gary’s latest release, carriesits 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran,and the freshness of someone who's still in the process of discovery and refinement --with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey's 17-year-old sonIan Hoey. The release of “Neon Highway Blues” will, of course, take Gary Hoey back on the highways and byways for plenty of touring and playing, well, the blues --and more. He can't yet predict where the next road will take him, but Hoey is confident it will be an adventure.“It’s great to hear Gary sing and play theblues with his trademark intensity, feel and authenticity. And the guitar tones...both vintage and modern at the same time.” -Joe Satriani In 2012, he produced and co-wrote The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release “Living Like Runaway” for SPV records to rave reviews. As Music Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, he’s worked with legends like Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Yes, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Leslie West, and KISS drummer, Peter Criss. And he has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.With a collection of 21albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.The world renowned rock guitarist’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough tofly him to LA for an auditionandencouraging him to move to the WestCoast.In 1990 Hoey was signed to Reprise Records with a short lived band called Heavy Bones, but followed up in 1993with a solo album,and Gary's cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks. He went on to scorethe successful “Endless Summer II”soundtrack for New Line Cinema and in1995 started a trilogy of “Ho!Ho!Hoey,”a collection ofinstrumental Christmas classics that continues each year in his Rockin’Holiday shows. And in 2013’s release, "Deja Blues",he came hometo the blues. Gary’s release in 2016, "Dust & Bones," displayed an exuberant fusion of blues and rock. But whatever style he plays, one thing is certain, Gary Hoey is a fiery, charismatic player who connects with the crowd.Whether he's playing scorching originals or classic rock covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.

Ally Venable Band

Texas born * Ally is not only above her years as Rock'in Blues Style Guitar Player, she has a powerful Soulful Voice. Backed up by Bobby, and Elijah.

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