Music Line Up


Lucy Angel


Some people are just born communicators and Lucas Hoge has that gift. Whether he’s writing a song for a hit TV show, performing for troops overseas or sharing his love for the great outdoors with fellow sportsmen at a Cabela’s gathering, Hoge has that rare ability to find common ground with just about anyone and draw them into his world.

Hoge’s creative universe has long revolved around music, and his latest offerings on Rebel Engine Entertainment showcase a songwriter of considerable depth and a singer with an enviable skill for interpreting a lyric. “I try to either find songs or write songs that I think are going to stand the test of time and really connect with the listener,” Hoge says. “I want every album to be an audio novel that people can listen to from top to bottom that takes them on a journey. I want songs that you can sink your teeth into and actually carry with you.”

Hoge’s journey began in Hubbell, Nebraska, a small town of only 44 people. “My family was pretty much the whole choir at our church,” Hoge recalls. “My mom and dad had a worship band. Our preacher saw me playing a little drum set at church and literally took me down to the band room at school and said, ‘This kid really has something. You might want to help him along.’”

Hoge has parlayed that early passion into a multi-faceted career that has encompassed film, television and the stage. Warner Bros. featured his song “If I Only Could” on the hit TV show “Smallville.” He scored a 13-episode series for HBO, wrote a jingle for Lipton Tea and appeared with Faith Hill in the TV campaign for Sunday Night Football. He wrote the title song and starred in the Animal Planet TV show “Last Chance Highway,” a reality show focused on rescuing dogs. Hoge is also part of the Armed Forces Entertainment: Wrangler National Patriot Tour and wrote “Medal of Honor,” which was chosen as the Wrangler National Patriot official theme song.

An avid outdoorsman, he’s the newest brand ambassador for Cabela’s, the world’s foremost outdoors outfitter. An enthusiastic wine aficionado, Hoge also has a partnership with Gamble Family Vineyards.

Hoge’s new EP is filled with engaging songs that showcase his evocative voice and like the first single “Boom Boom.” “Everyone is always trying to find new ways to say ‘I love you’ and this song does that,” he says. “It’s really cool and has such a good vibe to it.”

Hoge’s new EP is the culmination of years of hard work, writing incessantly and performing for crowds all over the world. “I love performing live and I like telling stories,” he says. “I want people to feel like they are sitting in my living room watching us play and that they are a part of the show. I want the audience to feel like I’m talking straight to them.”

And the conversation continues.



January - 14 - 19, 2017