Outside Looking In – Video and Radio News

Yes indeed, the latest single/video,,  Outside Looking In just dropped at The Big Takeover.   The closing track from the forthcoming The Day Deserved album, this one is a plaintive tune about a manual scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, part of the action, but removed, the outsider working for inclusion without losing sense of self.  HopefullyContinue reading “Outside Looking In – Video and Radio News”

Video Doubleheader Wintertime

It’s a bit different putting out a new record after 10 years, and even more different during a global pandemic.   But, one of the things we did for this to compensate on lack of live shows, is farm out a bunch of the songs to friends and associates for video work.   It was cool toContinue reading “Video Doubleheader Wintertime”

Home Life / Americana-UK

It’s been a minute since the last Doug Hoekstra post – the following is an update on what’s been going on before and during the pandemic, musical playlist included, all in the form of a fabulous Home Life  interview that Del Day provided at Americana-UK.  Stay well, be safe, enjoy the read – all thingsContinue reading “Home Life / Americana-UK”

Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues

Nice reviews of Unopened  book continue to roll in, including a great piece by Ron Wynn at Tennessee Jazz and Blues. Always good to be in with the jazzers, particularly in a column inspired by John Coltrane.  Thanks, Ron.  (click on link for more TJB) Unopened By Doug Hoekstra (Five-Minute) Former Chicagoan and now Music CityContinue reading “Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues”

“Maps” from Unopened

Here’s an interesting, different kind of ink, which provides analysis of a specific poem, “Maps” from my new book, Unopened.  Enjoy the read (and thanks Hannah) An Analysis of Maps by Doug Hoekstra