Big Hoke Album Release Party

with Abby Rose feat. a full 12 piece band

Big Hoke album release party for PeopleBig Hoke will be hosting an Release Party for their latest album, “People,” on June 24th, 2022 at The Happy Dog.  Big Hoke  will be accompanied by a full 12 piece band.  Further details and info on ticketing will be available soon.

Praise for Home

Gary Schwind, May 15, 2020 - Americana Highways

“This album incorporates a lot of different Americana sounds from bluegrass to jazz, soul, and rock and roll. The result is a sound that is both complex and infectious.”

~ Gary Schwind, Americana Highways
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“The way and style of playing the piano is very reminiscent of Billy Joel’s….  His name is Justin Gorski, and, under the pseudonym of Big Hoke, he has just released a new album, full of character, called “Home”. A fresh album, which grows on you the more you listen to it, with a hint of tradition of the great American storytellers…”

~ Gianluca Sitta, Planet Country
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We all look for Home in different ways. Within ourselves, within others, and on the ever changing road ahead. They newly released Home from Big Hoke acts as a musical map of that journey. Written and performed by Justin Gorski and produced by Gordy Quist at his studio The Finishing School in Austin and mixed by Grammy winning engineer, Tom Schick. Home is an Americana/Roots Rock Revivalist Record. It’s real musicians playing real songs written by a real songwriter.

The tracks on “Home” have a direct poetic approach both in music and lyric. After all the years of Gorski’s writing and performing, cleaning up and breaking down, he has come to roost in the latest release from Big Hoke…Home.

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Justin Gorski has been playing and writing music since the age of 5, even though he hated it. Since then he’s written and recorded 5 solo albums and finished countless full length albums. He’s played in traditional Irish Bands, Jam bands, Jazz/Swing bands, Americana bands– hell, he even won best DJ in Cleveland for his Polka Happy Hour!!! In Justin’s spare time he opened up a vegan cafe and started a family, too. But his own voice and music keep calling him back to his Americana Roots. After all the years of searching, hating, recording, practicing, giving up, cleaning up, breaking down, meditating, writing, and performing, Justin has finally come Home to roost in this latest release by Big Hoke.