First and foremost, Derek Hoke is a singer. The songs, even the ballads, reach out and yearn for a late night in a dark room. It's the same feeling you get when you leave the house at 2 AM to catch last call...because if you don't you might miss something. You might miss the steel guitar or meandering piano solos and telecaster riffs.
Born in Brunswick, Georgia – a self taught guitarist, composer, singer, and loner – Derek’s first love was the theatrics of KISS, but not until his grandfather planted the country music seed in his brain by playing it constantly while he was young. Not your dad’s country, your granddad’s country. The REAL country.
Hoke's music creates such a specific, unforgettable mood. Hoke is here and music is that much better off for it.