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Coty Hogue: A Young Musician With An Old Soul

Mary Carlson, Vespidae Photography

Born in Philipsburg, Montana and holding a master’s degree in Appalachian studies, instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Coty Hogue immersed herself in old music, studying with Ginny Hawker, before starting to write and record a few of her own songs alongside favorite traditional gems.

Hogue also takes requests for cover versions of pop songs, performed on banjo, with this slogan: "Taking the pop world over, one banjo cover at a time ..."

Pioneering bluegrass and old-time musician Alice Gerrard says of Hogue: "One foot is planted solidly in older traditions and the other moving forward into new musical worlds...a young woman with an old soul."

(Broadcast: "Musicians' Spotlight,"  5/12/16 and 8/18/16. Listen weekly on on the radio Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., or via podcast.)

John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time. He is also an independent recording and performing artist in his own right and a former registered music therapist.
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