Not Necessarily the Blues is what I choose to call the music I write and perform and I’ve been in the music scene for quite awhile offering something that has been missing, a void created from the restless abandonment of folk/rock artists from my generation. I create excitement with audiences through the use of “Radical” words and music about restless innocence, mischief, humor and love, laying the essentials for taking care of the next generation.
315 Seventh Avenue Hoopsongs@gmail.com
Brooklyn, NY 11215 myspace.com/hoopsongs
(216) 254-6718 facebook.com/GaryHoopengardnerSr.
Live – Performance Review – “…Stark open-mindedness and fearless genre shifts…”Josh Yellon, UNKLmodernjazzbeats Artists Reviews, April ’09 (Berlin Germany)
“Hoop,” who many say sounds a bit like Lou Reed and Willie Nelson plays harmonica like the legendary Charley Musselwhite, and is an untraditional music artist that leans toward r&b and folk/rock, interlaced with country flavored vocals.
The band ‘Not Necessarily the Blues’ stark open-mindedness and fearless genre shifts is an experience of renegade beats, sounds and stage performance changing between a solo act, to many artists bringing new dimensions to each song. A use of improvisational beats and a blending of musical styles give Hoop and the band its defining character. It starts with a beat… and the beat is everything.”
Earth Day Everyday!
New York: With the success of the “Earth Day Everyday” song written by Hoop and daughter Laura, he is taking action in his role of the Last Folk Singer? promoting the idea that Earth Day is every day. “This is a very special that I am helping to spread to everyone, everywhere.”