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Sean Hogan (Canadian)
Tamworth Festival 2003
Joel Oakhill, Sean Hogan and Jason Barry
Jason Barry
Sean Hogan’s 
Americana Debut Hits 
Top 40 
Canadian roots rocker Sean Hogan proudly joined the US Americana Top 40 Chart at #35 as the highest debuting artist US release, ‘Ruled By Mercury’.  The Americana Airplay chart represents the reported play of terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated radio shows, satellite radio and internet stations who have agreed to submit weekly spin counts.  Well over 30 stations in the US are playing ‘Ruled By Mercury’ and with a Top 5 added spot this week the list is growing.

“To be joining the same play lists as artists I have looked up to like Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson , and even Bruce Springsteen, is truly a major personal and professional milestone for me,” according to Hogan.  Hogan, the singer-songwriter, is equally proud to be joining the ranks of other young roots troubadours and friends including Mike Plume and Fred Eaglesmith, who have also managed to break internationally with their own unique brand of “Canadiana” music.  Currently, Hogan is in Canada on tour with the Huron Carole in British Columbia, preparing for an Australian tour in January 2003, booking North American festivals and clubs and exploring European opportunities.  
Sean Hogan On Air
Americana & AAA Programmers Say
KBCR 96.9 FM Colorado
Music as good as any of the artists on the country charts today.
KFJC 89.7 California
Superb album, almost out-Earle-ing Steve...an outstanding album...should be a huge hit worldwide.
WHAY  Kentucky
One of the best Americana releases of the year...this CD is powerful throughout.
Country Bear.com Florida
A Canadian import that embodies the term “Americana” as well as any US artist.
WQBR Pennsylvania
This disc is sensational — the best set of songs I’ve heard in six months!  Expect to hear more from this Canadian import!
WJMQ Wisconsin
Take one listen and you’ll react like I did -- Damm...this guy is really good!
WDVX Kentucky
Solid debut — we’ll be reporting spins.
Sean Hogan On Tour — Canadian West Coast dates
December 13, 2002 — Vancouver, BC
JRFM's Basic for Babies Breakfast - 5-9am
December 21, 2002 — Victoria, BC
Huron Carole - BC Royal Theatre
December 22, 2002 — Surrey, BC
Huron Carole - Bell Centre for the Performing Arts
On Tour — Down Under dates
January 17, 2003 — Geelong west of Melbourne
January 18, 2003 — Country Music Tourist train performance - depart by train from Melbourne to Tamworth
January 17-27, 2003 — Several shows at various venues over the ten day Tamworth Music Festival
Happy Holidays from the Sean Hogan Family!!
For more information, play copies & booking contact:
Sean Hogan
talk:  250. 744. 3669
Jolayne Motiuk
talk:  403. 232. 1051
For more information about the Americana Music Chart and please visit www.americanamusic.org
  • First single release, "I'd Rather Have You" off most recent Canadian release ‘Late Last Nite’, went Top ten.
  • Second year in a row won West Coast Music Award for Best Country album.
  • April  saw a few weeks of personal non career joy when Hogan became a Dad for the second time as he and his wife Diane had Tess Alexandra Hogan on the 17th of April.  
  • Top twenty video with single #2 "Come Another Fine Day" from ‘Late Last Nite’.
  • A recording/business trip to Nashville in June inspired Hogan to release a debut album, ‘Ruled By Mercury’ to the U.S. Americana music industry in September.  This went out to the Americana music industry including radio which has just recently (as of time of this e-mail) placed Sean in the Top 40 of U.S. Americana artists on the format at radio.
  • Hogan has played every major Country Music  Festival in Canada including the Havelock Jamboree and the London Country Jamboree to mention a couple from this past year and he can't wait to do them all again.
  • Hogan just landed what looks now like more than one song on the forth coming solo album by one of Canada's most prominent female Country artists, Beverley Mahood.
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