Artist: Will Hoge
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Latest Album: Tiny Little Movies (June 26, 2020)
Which artist has influenced you the most … and how?
My dad. He was a musician before I was born and that carried over into an incredible album collection. Every great album from 1964-1978 was at my disposal.
What’s your favorite memory from being on stage?
Shit, at this point, I’ll repeat a worst memory just to be back on stage. Also any time I get to play at the Ryman.
What was the first moment that you knew you wanted to be a musician?
My dad and my uncle snuck me into a bar to see Bo Diddley when I was about 13. My mind was totally blown. Hard to focus on much else after that.
What’s the toughest time you ever had writing a song?
“Jesus Came to Tennessee.” It had about 15 more verses. Editing that one was a journey.
Since food and music go so well together, what is your dream pairing of a meal and a musician?
Ice cream and Brandi Carlile
Photo credit: Katie Krauss