In what proves to be the perfect homage to the place where they got their start, Greg Hoy & The Boys’ video for their song, ‘Carry Me Back Home’, intersperse footage of the band performing in the studio with clips of live performances, personal moments, and clips of them walking around their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Regular readers of EP will be no strangers to Greg Hoy, we’ve been covering his releases for a while now, and each time he ups his game to what feels like an unreachable level, only to surpass it with the next. His new single, ‘Highway 101’, is the lead track from ‘Cacophony 2’, his second of 3 EP releases. Like all of his songs, there’s a deep story within the words, yet there’s something else that’s going to attract your attention first.
Greg Hoy has worn many different hats, working under many different names over the past 15 years. The singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, recording producer and engineer, has had a hand in more than 30 albums over that time, but now he’s just performing under his own name. His first of 3 EPs, ‘Cacophony 1’, deep dives into the creativity of various life extremes like births, deaths, fires, and riots, which works well with a word that is defined as a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: we’re certainly surrounded by a lot of overwhelming noise in this current climate; but music, as always, is our salvation and way free.
Just looking at the thumbnail for ‘Leaving While You Stay’, the latest release from Greg Hoy & The Boys, and you know what it’s going to be about. A clown, complete with wig and full make up, stands poised ready to strike a cowbell with a stick. It could be any clown, but the face is unmistakably that of Donald Trump’s, or at least, someone in a Trump mask.
Greg Hoy can do it all. He’s a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, designer, and he’s an indie label owner. He’s released loads of music under many different names and styles, including pop, rockabilly, and heavy riff rock, working on both sides of the studio glass. He tours when he feels like it, jumping into his Airstream RV and letting it take him where he needs to go.