It’s just so right-with-the-universe that Gary Hoey’s 20th album, ‘Dust & Bones’ is an exuberant fusion of blues and rock. After all, this accomplished and diverse guitarist has explored several styles in his career—hard rock, rock, surf, and prog, to name a few. Released in July 2016 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group it saw Hoey forge his deep blues and rock roots into a fiery, organic, and thrilling mix that delighted and astounded lovers of the guitar and guitar music.
In 1987, the Boston-born guitarist caught the ear of Ozzy Osbourne—no slouch at picking great guitar players—and almost ended up in his band (The gig ultimately went to Zakk Wylde.) Hoey scored a major-label record deal where his version of Focus’ “Hocus Pocus” brought Hoey huge success. On the release of ‘Dust & Bones’ Classic Rock Magazine gushed calling it “a smouldering, steel-eyed work of electric blues and 21st century guitar-hero rock.”