Search
Username
Pin It
Favorite

Don Hoxie - Can't Get There From Here 

click to enlarge cd_review_donhoaxie.jpg

Longtime local rocker and one-time Ranch Records employee Don Hoxie is so clear on his album opener, "Welcome," that he's not impressed by the lack of skill and hard work demonstrated on current records. I agree, music seems too easy to record and sell. Problem is, few artists with strong musical chops make memorable albums. Yes, Joe Satriani might wail on gee-tar... but his albums blow. Just because you can play guitar doesn't necessarily give you the green light to record.


On Can't Get There From Here, Hoxie (also a member of the Substitutes) and band prove more than proficient on their instruments, the sound recording is strong enough to suggest that Hoxie should be considered for all Central Oregon sound board duties, and there are moments of crunchy guitars and well-played call and response. While his vocals suit him well for his dated rock style, I can't sing along with out imagining Hoxie and company romanticizing about 80s hair bands and daydreaming of scoring an opening act on a future Bon Jovi tour. But maybe that's what a longtime rocker like Hoxie is going for.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Source Weekly Newsletter

Fresh from the press: Get all our print stories, delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

More by Source Weekly

Readers also liked…

  • Creating Community Through Music

    Creating Community Through Music

    Michael Franti & Spearhead return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for their annual concert in Bend.
    • Sep 6, 2017
  • Rebuilding St. Thomas

    Rebuilding St. Thomas

    Larry and His Flask drummer Jamin Marshall spearheads a benefit concert to raise money for Virgin Islands residents, affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
    • Nov 1, 2017

© 2019 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation