“So much music, so little time.” With so many artists around, it is hard to pick out the good ones. Someone who everyone needs to watch out for is an acoustic/folk-rock artist from Mifflintown by the name of Nathaniel Hoho. He is becoming a local favorite in York and neighboring counties.
Hoho has been playing the guitar since the third grade. He has been in several bands, toured the East Coast, and even played at the famous Vans Warped Tour.
Since 2006, Hoho has been touring Pennsylvania and surrounding states. He advertises himself as personally as possible. He calls it the “human flier” approach.
“People can see and read a flier, but it only says so much. When you go out in person, meet people and sing them a song, they get a taste of who you are and what you’re all about,” he said.
His approach is working.
When asked about how he comes up with his songs, he said, “When I write, it is very uncommon for me to sit down with a subject in mind. Writing, for me, is all about the mood I am in at that particular moment, especially when it comes to writing lyrics. I usually write all of my music and lyrics together in one sitting.”
His songs are very laid-back, but at the same time, you want to pay attention because each song is full of action. It is perfect music for the frat/college crowd. Songs like “Parasite” start with Hoho crooning over an acoustic guitar. In the middle, he is joined with a full band, bringing the atmosphere heavier but still enjoyable. “Nightmares” has a feel-good vibe accompanied with lyrics like “Cover up your fears in self-defense.”
Though most people would give all the musical credit to Hoho, he wants to turn just as much attention to the members of the band who help the songs become what they are.
“My recordings would not be nearly the quality that they are today if not for my group of very talented friends and all of the help that they’ve given to me,” Hoho said.
If you are looking for a new artist with a good sound who has more than just one good song, Nathaniel Hoho is the one you want. With so much of the music today sounding the same, it is refreshing to hear songs like Hoho’s to remind us there is still original music out there.
To learn more about Nathaniel Hoho and to listen to his music, visit www.myspace.com/hohohosound and www.hohosounds.com.