Coty Hogue: A Young Musician With An Old Soul

May 12, 2016

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."

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