a literary review
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In addition to live discs, eps, and other oddities, Doug Hoekstra has released six full-length works on labels in the U.S. and Europe, earning him Nashville Music Award, Independent Music Award, and NARAS nominations. Hoekstra has toured both sides of the pond extensively, performing at bookstores, coffeehouses, clubs, libraries, pubs, festivals, radio stations, and castles, solo and with band in tow. Throughout this journey, Hoekstra has been participant and observer, finding time to write a boatload of prose about these and other experiences. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, and he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his tale “The Blarney Stone” (2006). His first-full length collection of prose, Bothering the Coffee Drinkers, was published in 2006 to rave reviews and earned a Bronze Medal for Best Short Fiction in the 2007 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPYs). As Paste Magazine noted, “Music runs like a liquid vein through these 80-proof experiences. Hoekstra pours it out with a Dylan-esque fervor, giving us a sputtering catalog of beauties and terrors…”
To hear more of Doug’s music, check out his artist page on iTunes.