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Acclaimed rocker Hoge to make Hilton Head stop
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Will Hoge

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/American roots rocker Will Hoge will continue to trek across North America this summer after returning from his first-ever tour of the UK.   

Hoge will be at the Shoreline Ballroom, 40 Folly Field Rd., on Hilton Head Island, S.C., June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.  The show is for ages 18 and up.

In October 2007, Hoge released his Rykodisc label debut album, “Draw The Curtains,” Hoge’s first studio album since 2006’s acclaimed LP, “The Man Who Killed Love.” “Draw The Curtains” has been receiving some impressive accolades with Performing Songwriter raving, “Passion perfect, ‘Draw The Curtains’ could hasten Hoge’s big break-through,” The Tennessean states Hoge “...arcs with grace, explodes with urgency and swerves with a sexy confidence,” and Jim Farber at the New York Daily News writes, “In song after song on the new ‘Draw the Curtains,’ guitars sway and fiddles swoon. But even in the music’s quietest moments, Hoge sounds like he’s getting ready to let it rip. His husky voice holds a brooding violence, which makes him a particularly stirring live performer.”

Headlining nearly 200 nights a year, Hoge has played supporting slots for The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers as well as dates at Bonnaroo and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hoge will also appear at the much-anticipated Langerado Festival this spring.

“I’m embarrassingly in love with rock and roll,” Hoge said. “It’s disgusting. We ride around and play rock and roll. On the bus after shows we listen to records and turn each other on to new music. When we get home we spend a little time with loved ones, but within 72 hours of being home we’re back together listening to records again, or looking for guitars, or something.

“I can’t lie about it, it’s all-consuming.”