Featured Artist Interview with Jim Hoehn

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 pm
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Our sit down interview with this week’s Featured Artist – Jim Hoehn


(TRB)Where are you based these days?
(JH) Brookfield, Wis. (suburban Milwaukee)

(TRB)Do you have a Regular Gig where your fans can always find you?
(JH) No regular gigs. On the road one weekend per month as work, family, life permits. Augment with local gigs and opening act slots.

(TRB)Do you have any current projects in the works?
(JH) No current project. Released latest CD, “Silhouette of a Fool,” in April.

(TRB)What was your major influence for pursuing a career in Trop Rock?
(JH) Jerry Jeff Walker

(TRB)And the question everyone asks, with such a variance of answers. Who are/were your musical influences now and getting started?
(JH) Was always a writer (career journalist), but not a musician. Won a songwriting contest. Listened to all kinds of music, but major influences were storytellers – Jerry Jeff; early Jimmy Buffett; John Prine; Steve Goodman: Gordon Lightfoot.

(TRB)Who, if possible, would you like to perform with?
(JH) Guy Clark

(TRB)What is the one place that you have on your Bucket List of Venues to play?
(JH) Ryman Auditorium, Nashville.

(TRB)Tell us about your most memorable performance.
(JH) Most memorable performance – first public appearance. Winning a songwriting contest and walking out on stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest armed with 9 original songs, an acoustic guitar and a bad case of nerves in front of several thousand people.

(TRB)What is the best way for your fans to stay in touch?
(JH) I don’t have a fan club. However, I have a lot of friends I’ve met through music. Best is my website at www.jimhoehn.com or right here via Facebook.


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