In 2009, she released her first album “To the West” that charted at #1 on the FOLK-DJ charts for the song "Going To The West." Her second album, “When We Get to Shore,” a live recording released in 2012, again topped the FOLK-DJ charts. Coty Hogue's third album “Flight,” released in spring 2016, is a departure from her previous work. It's the most intimate of her records, revealing an artist who has grown a little older and wiser. This growth is clear from the opening track “Run,” with its haunting fiddle flourishes and sense of something sought for, something lost. Continuing to work with her longtime collaborators Kat Bula and Aaron Guest, Coty adds appearances from acclaimed musicians Missy Raines, John Mailander, and Molly Tuttle.
If you get the chance to see Coty Hogue, don't miss it. She's got the simple elegance and understated mastery of her craft that distinguishes much more established players, and it is this- a young voice flavored with the tannins of an old soul- that quietly sets her apart.