From The Archive August 22, 2021 – CJ Hoover – “Better Together”

Thanks Marty, on this weeks From The Archives Of Something Blue I’ve got a Jack Johnson song recorded at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

I met CJ Hoover singing in Astate Delta Vox. Every week I would walk from the music department to KASU to deliver Something Blue. And right there, on the benches behind the Communications Building, I would see CJ Hoover playing acoustic guitar entertaining the students as they passed. Kind of like busking without asking for tips. So I sat down and listened and I thought, “He’s pretty good”. I invited him to play at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

On May 18, 2014, he entertained us with a set of contemporary rock songs. CJ, like just about everybody, is younger than me, so unlike everyone else in the audience I hadn’t heard a lot of the songs he was playing. I had heard Jack Johnson though, and I played him on Something Blue, because Jack Johnson is taper friendly and many of his shows are up on the Live Music Archive.

Now here’s CJ Hoover performing solo with acoustic guitar, playing a Jack Johnson song, “Better Together”, recorded at the Craighead Forest Bandshell on May 18, 2014.

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