Alison Hogan

Songs From Third Act is a stunning, sad, funny, sexy and lovely collection of songs. Not your typical folk album, it goes beyond a generic genre label with the same intense introspection, empathy, honesty and craft that Townes Van Zandt defined and dared anyone to emulate. Few do. Alison Hogan does.

Adam Dunbar
Canadian Beats

Click here for an album preview.

Discs and downloads are available online at CD Baby and in-store at Neptoon Records in Vancouver BC.


Singer/songwriter from Victoria, BC
1 GREEN ROOM BDE_0563-X3Brad Edwards photo

Which box should you put my music in? There are so many: singer/songwriter, Americana, AAA, folk-rock, folk-pop, R+B, blues, country rock, jazz, synth-pop, emo, etc. I’ve written songs in just about every genre except rap or hip hop, but I’d venture to call what I’m doing these days “legacy folk” because I’ve been around for a long time in musician years…

I’ve had many adventures in various confabulations ranging from solo folk, folk-rock and gypsy jazz to covering Billie Holiday with a fabulous lineup of world-class jazz musicians. Along the way I’ve opened for Phil Ochs, Peter Yarrow, Jose Feliciano, and Stephane Grappelli.

Climb aboard the Wayback Machine, follow the links on my timeline to experience the journey, and check out my Soundcloud page and click here for work in progress and some Wayback demo stuff. Visit the News tab to get in the loop, bookmark my Facebook for more updates (throw me a like and a follow if you’re in the mood…), and drop me a line if you like what you hear.

open-mic-700Alan Katowitz photo

This photo was taken during my first open mic experience in a seedy club called the Elegant Parlour on Pender Street in Vancouver around the time I was getting ready to graduate from high school.

It was exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time. A short (and shaky) set of Joni, Neil Young and CSNY covers was all I had to offer, but after that I was hooked. I got hired for my first paying gig that night, and the rest, as they say, is history…

ALGARVE 1969 4 croppedJamming on the beach, Portugal 1969
hogansistersDad and The Hogan Sisters (a.k.a. jamming with Big Bro)
Grizzly House, Banff 1970
1972 me and finuWith Big Sis in 1972.
I borrowed her dulcimer to write one of my first songs


Island Girl * Denman Island BC * 1973

Tune into my CD Songs from the Third ActThe title is inspired by a TED talk about the riches to be found in the last stage of our lives. The journey’s not over yet!

Songs from the Third Act is a bildungsroman. It is recollections, reflections, tales of lives come and gone, of hardship and heartbreak, but also of strength and triumph. Here Hogan proves that it is really never too late for anyone. And with this newfound confidence, hopefully there are more acts to come.

Jamie Robash
Divide + Conquer

CD front


Hear the single: All The King’s Horses