The Santa Barbara Independent

November 10, 2005


THE PERFECT CONSPIRACY: Ted Hoagland inspired SOhO Sunday with his CD release party for the new The Hoagland Conspiracy album. The performance showcased his talents as both an acoustic troubadour and as a rocking band leader. He opened the show with an entertaining solo set that revealed a solid vocal resemblance to a young Bob Dylan. Following his solo set, Hoagland came out with his band and they jammed on songs from the new album. The band rocked through a mix of blues, funk, and country tunes as Hoagland's gifted storytelling and strong stage presence continued to shine.

-Will Engel

The Santa Barbara Independent

January 12, 2005

"Hoagland, another guitar/harp-playing singer/songwriter, was amazing, and while his grooves had the crowd tapping its toes, his lyrics had everyone talking." 

-Shannon Kelley Gould