If you've listened to an album recorded in Nashville any time in the last 30 years, there's a good chance you've heard the work of Jim Hoke. Known best for his saxophone chops, Hoke is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who has played sessions for artists like Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle, among many, many others. Hoke released his solo album The Floating Zone. The collection of original material is built on melodies, lyrics and arrangements Hoke conceived while dreaming, hence the phantasmagoric title. Dreaminess aside, the songs are sturdy and thoughtful, showcasing longtime sideman Hoke as a vocalist for the first time in recorded form. It's worth noting, too, that Hoke plays every instrument on the album with the exception of strings and some guest contributions: Duane Eddy and John Oates also lend their talents to The Floating Zone. But it's ultimately Hoke's own vision and influences, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Eddy himself, that make for an intriguing album from a musical voice we're fortunate to finally hear so much more directly. The Floating Zone is a delicious concoction of psychedelic folk and omnipop by an ubiquitous studio wiz & arranger. We're psyched to welcome Jim Hoke to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance. I hope you can join us. We'll have free beer for all 21+ attendees as well!