Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Gary Hoey

Ho! Ho! Hoey


by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's a little strange for a cult figure like Gary Hoey to release a holiday album so early in his career, but Ho Ho Hoey is a surprising Christmas album. Hoey certainly uses the opportunity to showcase his stunning technique, but he also decides to play musically, creating a true rarity -- a virtuosic instrumental rock album that will appeal to a wide audience, not just guitar fetishists.