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  • Writer's pictureTrishia O'Connell

Hogan Baily Sings Live at Temptation Falls 12/6/22

Hogan Baily Sings live at Temptation Falls 12/6

It’s that time of year again people!! Where the heck did 2022 go?? Time for celebrating the birth of Jesus with all the beautiful decorations, gala parties, ugly Christmas sweaters, yummy food, lots of treats, and visiting with great friends and family. Well, today I had the pleasure of participating in my first official music concert of the Christmas season at the beautiful Temptations Falls venue owned by Browneyes Magic and Gib Dix. The wooden planked open-air venue was beautifully decked out with Christmas trimmings - trees, silver and blue bulbs hanging from the ceiling, presents wrapped, and plenty of snow snow snow!! Hogan Baily promptly took the stage, greeted everyone with enthusiasm, and began to sing Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles. I love that song!

I remember following Hogan Baily way back in 2009 when I was an assistant to other singing artists. After a seven-year break from SL, I returned in 2019 around Christmas time to find many of the singers I had known previously still singing in SL. I am happy to say that Hogan is one of them.

Hogan is a bluesish, countryish, rockish, type of singer giving it his all with each and every song he sings. Of course, I love his country songs the most and just had to whisper in his box “play more country.” LOL He dazzled me with his rendition of “Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait, “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton, and “It’s Your Love” by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Visions of grabbing Neo and our horses and riding off into the beautiful western sunset danced through my imagination.

Hogan Baily also shined brightly with his songs of rock and blues. “Story In your Eyes” by Moody Blues, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan, and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” by Springsteen are a few of the tunes he performed. One song in particular, “Question” by The Moody Blues, had me pondering what this song is about. Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward wrote the song, and he explains it’s about the young people questioning the war in Vietnam. He says the song is a mixing of the chaos, frustrations, love, and how the problems of war and existence are seen differently by many individuals. In the song, he sings, “I’m looking for a miracle in my life”. Who’s looking for a miracle in their life? How many of us have problems? (sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of a friendship or relationship, financial problems, addictions etc) Keep praying – God hears all prayers – and you might get your own miracle for Christmas.

And what would the Christmas season be without Christmas tunes? Hogan sang many of the standard songs - Come Home for Christmas, Christmas Cookies, Boogie Woogie Santa, Rock N Roll Christmas, Run Run Rudolph, and Little Saint Nick. Not only did he sing them well, but he also added his own spin of jazz and rock to make them his own. The audience seemed to be in a great Christmas spirit thanks to Hogans’s performance. And a special shout out to the dance team he has on stage with him. Mandy, Cor Freidman, and Rileighgrace comprise the beautiful Spitfires and only dance at Hogan’s shows!

Hogan Baily is a show you don’t want to miss. His friendly and comical banter with the audience just adds more joyance to his performance. Hogan is also a very giving person. Don’t miss his performance this Sunday 12/11 at the charity event for children – Together As One. Thanks for a fun evening Hogan!!

Huggggssss Trishia

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