Coty Hogue & Nova Nervosa
Coty Hogue may come from Montana and live in the Pacific Northwest, but her voice sounds like it's been echoing around some Smokey Mountain for ages. Whether its completely unaccompanied or with straight-ahead guitar or claw-hammer banjo, she sings country songs, the genuine article some old, some recent, some of her own all with a voice unconstrained by age, time or geography. In concert she explores this "country" sound in its broadest terms, also incorporating blues and even some swing. Recently she added an exciting backing band comprised of Bellingham, WA fiddler Kat Bula and guitarist Aaron Guest.
In May of 2009, Coty released her debut CD To The West. Featuring a mix of original, traditional, and a couple of cover songs, , the album has received much praise and airplay on Seattle/Belluvue radio station KBCS.
Seattle accordionist and vocalist Nova Devonie strikes out on her own with her new project, Nova Nervosa.
Keeping the ensemble small with just herself, acoustic bassist Geoff Cooke and sometimes a percussionist, Nova draws on her years of experience of live performance and love of acoustic music. Throwing in versions of past popular hits along with her own compositions, she provides an entertaining musical journey that begins with the sensitive squeezebox, encompasses humour and regret, and arrives who knows where?
Since her early days with the cowgirl supergroup, Ranch Romance with whom she recorded 3 CD's for Sugar Hill Records, Nova has been performing locally in her home town of Seattleandcan be heard playing with Swing-a-billy outfit Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks, an'all Buck Owens, all the time' band The Buckaroosters www.myspace.com/thebuckaroosters, alt-country band The Rolling Blackouts , and duo Miles and Karina.
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Seattle, WA 98103
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