He’s talented, fun, giving, caring, very busy and has a smile that lights up every room he enters. He is Lucas Hoge and he came to Vegas for a purpose and during that purpose he found his way to Stoney’s Rockin’ Country on January 26th and brought the house down.
The Nebraska native who hails from the small town of Hubbell, with population of 44 people has been on one magnificent journey. Like many entertainers, he first honed his musical skills in church, and the music bug stayed with him. “I love performing live and I like telling stories,” he says. “I want people to feel like they are sitting in my living room watching us play and that they are a part of the show. I want the audience to feel like I’m talking straight to them.”
He made good on those words once he hit the stage playing his own songs such as “Shoo Fly Pie”, and my favorite being his current hit, “Dirty South,” He mastered the covers of Pure Prairie League’s “Amy” and a crowd favorite, “Little Pink Houses” by John Mellencamp.
His energy, the interaction from the stage with the crowd, and the impressive way he makes sure to recognize those who have been to his shows before is off the charts. Lucas has such appreciation for his career and those who were with him along the way. But the brightest spot is, like I said before, that infectious smile. Ya have to love it and know it’s genuine. He is hard working on every level of his career and a solid soul who genuinely loves what he does.
We had some time before the show to visit Lucas after sound check and catch up since our last visit at CMA Fest 2017. Just so you know he is now an Ambassador (on which he will explain) and there is little noise pause due to staff getting set up for the night. Hey, it’s live after all. Ha Ha