LAY MY RITUALS DOWN is Roger Hoover's first record with The Hurt (Eric Baltrinic, drums; Daniel Holmes, guitar; Kevin Martinez, bass; Ysabel Price, harmonies) and 7th record since 2001's GOLDEN GLOVES. Stream it here.
Roger Hoover & The Hurt have been nominated in Cleveland Scene's "Best Folk/Americana" category. Click here to vote.
"one of the finest roots records since Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker” or Gillian Welch’s “Time: The Revelator.” - Arkansas Times
"While many music critics will over-zealously throw in references to Dylan, Westerberg, and Waits just to capture a reader's attention, those nods to hallowed names certainly apply when it comes to Hoover's evocative and imagistic lyrics."ART VOICE
"For the past 10 years, Roger Hoover has established himself as one of the area's top Americana singer-songwriters.” – Cleveland Scene
"...profound lyrics that reveal a challenge to set ways of thinking." - Akron Empire
Sept 20 - Water Street Tavern - Kent, OH - 9pm