Photos: Derek Hoke @ KDHX | 12.14.12

Nashville singer songwriter Derek Hoke and his trio paid a visit to KDHX in St. Louis for a live performance in the Magnolia Street studio on December 14th, 2012. (Bryan Sutter)

Nashville singer-songwriter Derek Hoke and his Hoke Ridge Boys stopped by KDHX to do a live studio performance last week before their set later in the day at Off Broadway with Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons.

This was only my second studio shoot for KDHX and while I’m no stranger to a studio environment, I’m still getting used to the vibe and flow of a radio station. Not long after I introduced myself and began to get my gear out, Hoke and his drummer quietly riffed through the spoken part of Van Halen’s “Panama”, which ended in a small bit of mischievous laughter. I would soon realize, through their conversation with the engineer, that Hoke’s group consisted of Steve Latanation (formerly of Agent Orange) on drums and Mark Robertson (of The “are they broken up or are they not?” Legendary Shack Shakers) on upright bass, which at 10am in the morning is quite a load of info to take in.

The boys were a lot of fun in the studio and while I was unable to make the show at Off Broadway, I’ll make sure to check out Derek Hoke the next time he comes through.

Check out the studio session on KDHX and Derek Hoke’s new album Goodbye Rock n’ Roll on his Band Camp page, as well as a great article on Derek over at NPR.

 

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