Think tongue-in-cheek torch songs, and you have one place of departure with this Winnipeg singer songwriter.
The prairie singer JP Hoe will be playing a show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on April 23.
JP Hoe is anything but a cookie cutter artist, and has remained fiercely independent throughout his career. Whether it’s routing tours around his favourite barbecue shacks in Mississippi, or returning home every December to throw the city his themed concert in the form of the JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show, the two-time nominated Western Canadian Music Awards artist is pursuing his vision.
He writes tirelessly in all styles, charming audiences with his sharp lyrics, a smooth voice and a casual demeanour. Humour, simple phrases, and bold ideas are all part of his trade.
The release of his fifth recording, Mannequin, last year had him touring all across the country, which he is continuing to do this year.
He’ll continue to connect with audiences young and old, near and far, sharing the stories behind his songs, refusing to rest on his laurels, and continue to be thankful he’s found a place amongst so much noise.
He’s toured the world, at times providing support for season veterans such as Jann Arden in concert halls and arenas, and other times playing in the hidden roadhouses that dot the southern USA.
This troubadour knows you’re only as good as your last show.