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The Hoochie Digs started out in Central Louisiana in 2014.
Joey Wilson had been playing lead guitar in local bands for 20 years, and he had just joined up with Cher Couvillion, an old friend. He was looking to simplify, and one day, playing around with some tunes in the living room, Cher jotted down some lyrics and tried her voice out on them. Before long, they had 20 songs and a few covers, ready to try them out on an audience.
Inglewood Farmers Market was there first gig, and when no one threw veggies at them, they went on to play Spirits Food & Friends.
By 2015, they had recorded their first album, My Baby Gone, that was soon accepted to Pandora, and later, Spotify. They spread out gigs, playing music at Embers regularly, The Melting Pot, Huckleberry Brewery, Kent House, Tamp & Grind, and Fort Randolf. The Hoochie Digs were always on the lineup at RiverFête & WinterFête, as well as Pride Festival in Alexandria.
In 2017 the Freedom Album was released, and in 2022, The Hoochie Digs packed up the guitars and moved to South Florida. But that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten CenLa. Joey and Cher recently had a homecoming, playing IndieFête during Winterfête this past December, and their new album, Whitewater, was just released, with songs full of memories of Louisiana.
You might catch them at Fighting Hand Brewing, or at another CenLa local fun spot, playing when they swing through town. They are sharing their vibes gigging in Florida now as well. Check out their linktree to follow and subscribe to their music pages and channels on Spotify, YouTube, Facebook & Instagram.
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