Stoneman Talks With Gary Hoey About His New Release Neon Highway Blues Out Today!

March 15, 2019

Gary Hoey

Anyone who has taken the musical ride with Gary Hoey during the past 30 years better buckle up and get ready for the next exciting journey on NEON HIGHWAY BLUES. 

NEON HIGHWAY BLUES, steering its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran and the freshness of someone who's still in the process of discovery and refinement -- with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey's 17-year-old son Ian Hoey.

"I really wanted to make sure this album had a lot of blues on it," says Hoey, who self-produced NEON HIGHWAY BLUES and recorded it at his home studio in New Hampshire.  “I kept sticking to the blues and listening to the classic players, all the Kings, Albert King, Freddie King, BB King, and finish with some Burger King. Hoey laughs” tried to get that to be a focus of this record -- and still put some songs for that my long-time, die-hard fans expect; instrumentals and some rockin' Zeppelin type stuff. There's definitely a variety here."


•  NEW CD – “NEON HIGHWAY BLUES” – IN STORES NOW (3/15/19)  or at,, etc…

•  “Neon Highway Blues” features guest performances by Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Gary's 17-year-old son Ian.

•  Check out the lyric video for "Under The Rug" (feat. Eric Gales) at

•  “Neon Hghway Blues” is Gary’s third BLUES album…   “Dust And Bones” (2016),  “Delta Blues” (2012)

•  This past February Gary set sail on the “Rock Legends Cruise VII”.  Other artists performing on the cruise include: Roger Daltry, Kansas, Buddy Guy, .38 Special, Night Ranger, The Outlaws, Nazareth and Canned Heat among MANY others.

•  In 2016 Gary released the instrutional video, “Blues Rock Reactor” which he organized into 3 sections

                1.  He passes along 10 of his favorite blues-rock licks.

                2.  He provides concepts and approaches that you can employ to power your rhythm, improvisations and blues-rock tone

                3.  He presents 6 performance studies featuring both rhythm and lead approches.

•  Gary has been a camp counselor at the Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp multiple times over the years.

•  In 2014 Gary was part of the "Guitar Gods Tour” with Yngwie Malmsteen and Bumblefoot (from Guns & Roses).  

•  In 2013 Gary released his 1st live DVD, “Ho Ho Hoey: Live In Lowell” which was recorded in his home state of Massachusetts

•  In 2013 Gary released a new holiday single, “Still Got The Blues For Christmas”

•  In 2012 Gary produced and co-wrote Lita Ford’s new CD, “Living Like A Runaway” (SPV Rcds.)

•  In 2010 Gary released “Utopia” a non-Christmas CD which featured him singing on 9 of the 12 tracks.

•  In 2010 Gary performed the National Anthem and “God Bless America” at Dodgers Stadium (viewable on YouTube).

•  In 2010 Gary released his first instructional DVD, “Need For Lead.”

•  Gary has been listed among the top 100 guitarists of all time.

•  Gary was originally signed to Warner Bros in 1993 as part of a band called Heavy Bones.

•  Gary released his debut solo album ("Animal Instinct") in 1993, which included his classic cover of "Hocus Pocus."

•  Gary scored the majority of the soundtrack for the film "The Endless Summer II."

•  Gary’s songs have been placed in several films including “Office Space,” “Deck The Halls”  & “Beethoven III” among others.

•  Gary auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne as a replacement for the late Randy Rhoads.

•  Gary has toured and traded licks with the likes of Brian May (Queen), Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Joe Satriani, Dick Dale,

Jeff Beck, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Styx, & Peter Frampton among others.

•  Gary’s website includes a page which provides free guitar tips/instruction.

•  Gary has composed music for film and TV.  Past clients included Walt Disney Films, ESPN, New Line Cinema, etc.

•  For additional information, visit:  or  or  Twitter @GaryHoeyBand