The sound of American Roots Rock
Songs that are straightforward and to the point, without a lot of filler between the hooks.
Doug Hoyt "Rolling Together"
From Mike Dow of the Maine Edge:
Doug Hoyt – “Rolling Together”
Rocker Doug Hoyt is well known in the Bangor area for his former bands Spilled Milk and Sister Blue. Hoyt says his new six-track EP “Rolling Together,” available for download at www.DougHoytMusic.com was influenced and inspired by the sounds he heard on top 40 radio during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
“I hope my music and help listeners to turn off their distractions, relax and remember a simpler time,” Hoyt tells The Maine Edge.
Hoyt handles all of the instruments and vocals on “Rolling Together,” which was recorded last winter and spring at his Sounds Like Music studio in South Portland.
“Love is Gonna Come Around” and “By My Side” are roots-rockers that sound like Hoyt could have written for John Mellencamp. The latter features riffs that might make Pete Townshend smile.
The country-rocker “Hold Your Hand” recalls a time when multiple genres impacted the top 40 chart. The title track is a Springsteen-esque love song with a sing-along chorus. “Turning Around” is about a man realizing how fortunate he is to have such a love sent from above, while the protagonist in “Back to Me” wakes up alone and explains why things will be different if she’ll give him another chance.
Hoyt’s music harkens back to a simpler era when the good times were accompanied by a soundtrack of feel-good songs.