by Oz – Hear ya
I first saw Will Hoge open for Jason Isbell in San Francisco several years ago and he stole the show. I admit to not owning anything in his back catalog which includes six other albums, but I started following his story in 2008 when he and his scooter took on the passenger side of a van and lost. Will suffered numerous broken bones (ribs, sternum, shattered femur, knee cap, shoulder blades), and lacerations to his face, arms, and torso requiring over 100 stitches. I still missed his album following the accident, but here I am now. Although it was released in September of last year (I was moving to KC at the time), I finally nabbed it and have been dedicated to the stories on #7for several weeks.
“Fools Gonna Fly” opens the album and my immediate thought was “Hello guilty pleasure.” Its sound fits squarely in pop-country territory. “Too Old To Die Young” follows with a similar country-rock anthem sound, but the storyline is the stuff of pure country music.Read more