JP Hoe

JP Hoe

Adult Contemporary Folk Pop Singer/songwriter

About

"JP Hoe offered a different pace with music that made the hairs stand on the back of the neck. He displayed consummate artistry with fluid melodies, spine-tingling tunes and delicious acoustic soul and Americana. Canada has produced a glut of folk musicians, all wishing to follow in the footsteps of such trailblazing legends as Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot. Few can reach that benchmark, but JP Hoe's Saturday set came closer than most."

- Shropshire Star (Aug 2014)

JP Hoe's sophomore album, Mannequin, may be named for a plastic ideal but it beats with a human pulse. The acclaimed Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter has crafted the kind of album that, to borrow a Wilco lyric, tries to break your heart. A soaring collection of cinematic epics that still burn with an intimate intensity. The six time Western Canadian Music Award nominated artist has a tremendous gift for writing songs would sound as good stripped down around a campfire as they would in a soft-seat theatre with a full orchestra.

Hoe's big, bold, blue-sky voice the product of hundreds of days on the road has a lot to do with that. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool troubadour type who knows he’s only as good as his last show. He's played gigs all over the world, connecting with audiences via his soul-on-sleeve lyrics, but also his down-to-earth unpretentious charm. There's a reason his annual hometown concert, The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show, is a perennially sold out December tradition; the guy knows a thing or two about showmanship.

He also knows his way around a love song. Its a deft songwriting touch that has evolved over two albums, including 2006's Live Beta Project and 2008's ambitious 17-song opus The Dear John Letters. Unlike that sprawling studio debut, Mannequin sees Hoe at his tightest and most focused; the writing is sharper. More world-weary, perhaps, but better for it. Mannequin is melancholy, but it never wallows. It's an intimate album about getting a little older and a little wiser.

Music

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"Yeah Yeah Yeah" from Hideaway

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"Beautifully Crazy" from Hideaway

Mannequin

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"Do I Know You" from Mannequin

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Lions & Tigers by JP Hoe

Beautifully Crazy by JP Hoe

LOFT SESSIONS "Nothing's Gonna Harm You" by JP Hoe

Lions & Tigers (Live) by JP Hoe

Nothing's Gonna Harm You by JP Hoe

Discography

Hideaway

Hideaway JP Hoe

Released: August 21, 2015

Producer: Rusty Matyas

Label: MapleMusic Recordings

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Mannequin

Mannequin JP Hoe

Released: May 10, 2012

Label: Independent

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Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs

Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs JP Hoe

Released: December 12, 2010

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The Dear John Letters

The Dear John Letters JP Hoe

Released: September 2, 2008

Producer: Lloyd Peterson

Label: Independent

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The Live Beta Project

The Live Beta Project JP Hoe

Released: June 1, 2006

Producer: Scott Stewart

Label: Independent

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The Here In Review EP

The Here In Review EP JP Hoe

Released: October 22, 2003

Producer: Keith MacPherson

Label: Independent

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Shows

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The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show
The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show
JP Hoe
Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
364 Smith Street
Winnipeg, MB
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