The great Singer/ Songwriter Greg Hoy rocks out this interview!
Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
Born in New Jersey, my early years were in Pennsylvania, mostly outside of Pittsburgh. Then I moved to NYC for 10 years. Now I live in northern California about 30 miles east of San Francisco!
Who has been your greatest influence?
My answer to this question changes from day to day. Outside of my mom, and my family, this week I think it was Duran Duran and Prince. Both of their 80's albums were a huge influence on how I compose, write, and perform!
What is your latest and greatest?
Welp, there's a lot going on here at Chez Hoy. Next up is a new EP with the single 'Highway 101'. It's a classic story about being just barely old enough to drive, and being just barely old enough to fall in love, all wrapped up in a road trip.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
My biggest excitement is seeing live music, and playing live music. The energy we all need lives in the space between the artist and the audience, especially when it's generated in real time.
What would you say to your younger self if you could?
Stop worrying so much about what other people think.
On a scale from ONE to TEN, how driven are you?
Hm, that's an interesting question. My daily engine idles around an 8. Some days we're hitting the red at 10, maybe even 11. Today I'm kind of tired after a road trip - though I'm still painting in my hotel room - so probably a 6.
When you're not feeling motivated how do you get back on track?
I'm all about the 3 R's: rest, reset, and recommit. For me, that generally means more exercise, better food choices, and mediation. All of these makes me a better human ready to serve my brothers and sisters with some soul-soothing rock and roll.
How much do you believe LUCK plays a role in success?
Luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you stay prepared and keep your radar looking for things to propel you, you're constantly able to make your own luck (I really believe this: if you are skeptical, close your eyes, throw a quarter up in the air and see if you can catch it with your mouth... I'm just kidding, don't do that).
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