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Tim Hockenberry

Tim Hockenberry

Poignant Records 2016

Review by David Bowling

 

Tim Hockenberry is now over two decades into his career. He has performed in countless clubs and bars over the last two decades singing cover songs and practicing his craft.

His career changed during 2012 when he was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, which exposed him to a wide audience. During 2014 he acquired new management and began writing his own material. Now he has released a self-titled album of original compositions.

His gruff and gritty voice, think Tom Waits or Joe Cocker, has a laid-back quality that is perfect for his incisive lyrics and memorable melodies. Songs such as “Me And You,” “”Come On Let’s Dance,” “If The Sky Was To Fall,” and “Little Angel” are thoughtful songs that will stay in your mind long after the music ends.

Hockenberry has released an album that re-invents his career. An excellent album with hopefully more to come.

Rating: ***1/2

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