JP Hoe performs Monday

JP Hoe performs Monday

JP Hoe trio will perform on the dock April 28

Singer-songwriter JP Hoe brings his trio to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Welcome Centre Monday, April 28.

Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter JP Hoe is known for the way he connects with fans of all music genres and for his soaring melodies, sharp lyrics and melody-driven songs.

After blowing away the crowd at the Short Close Song Shelter this past November, JP Hoe returns to Ladysmith Monday, April 28, bringing a trio for a performance at the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) Welcome Centre.

“Western Canadian Music Award nominated artist JP Hoe is the ultimate singer-songwriter,” says Ottawa Life magazine. “The Winnipeg native is earnest, wry, ironic, funny, and insightful. His material has a genuine homespun feel, filled with catchy hooks and melodies — genuine, uncontrived and confessional.”

Hoe’s Ladysmith performance is part of his Western Canadian spring tour, supporting his sophomore album, Mannequin. In recent weeks, Hoe has performed during JunoFest in Winnipeg, been featured on CBC’s Definitely Not The Opera and performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Tex., and the Folk Alliance International Showcase in Kansas City, Miss.

“The six-time Western Canadian Music Award-nominated artist has a tremendous gift for writing songs would sound as good stripped down around a campfire as they would in a soft-seat theatre with a full orchestra,” states Hoe’s website. “Hoe’s big, bold, blue-sky voice — the product of hundreds of days on the road — has a lot to do with that. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool troubadour type who knows he’s only as good as his last show. He’s played gigs all over the world, connecting with audiences via his soul-on-sleeve lyrics, but also his down-to-earth unpretentious charm.”

JP Hoe performs Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the LMS Welcome Centre.

This is a family-friend event, and tickets are $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at the LMS Welcome Centre or reserved by e-mailing info@mmgrp.ca.

This show was booked by the Vancouver Island Music Connection.