Low Country Hill /  Hamilton ON, CANADA Indie Folk, Roots, Americana, Touring
presskit.to/

Low Country Hill

Indie Folk, Roots, Americana, Touring
Hamilton ON, CANADA

Tagline

A provocative experimentation in sound and shape...but grounded with heart and soul. - Kent Heberling

Latest Win

In Support of L'Arche Creative Hands — 03/04/2016

An honour to play in support of L'Arche Hamilton's Creative Hands Studio at 541 Eatery & Exchange. I'm a fan of the L'Arche Community and the way they choose to live. Also lucky enough to co-create with the artists of Creative Hands each week when we make music together on Wednesday afternoons. We have a good time. 50% of CD sales at the coffeehouse go to Creative Hands Studio.

Source

Soundcloud TracksTracks

Low Country Hill - Stay Up Here HD...

Low Country Hill - Stay Up Here HD

"Stay Up Here" is the first video for Low Country Hill

Directed by Sheldon Norton

Mother and Daughter: Stacia Vong-Hogeterp, Enye Hogeterp

Stay Up Here written by Low Country Hill (Paul Hogeterp)

Performed by Paul Hogeterp, Dave King, Pat Sansone, and Peter Zantingh

"Mint Leaves" live at The Casbah in Hamilton, ON (04.25.15)...

"Mint Leaves" live at The Casbah in Hamilton, ON (04.25.15)

Featuring Adam Warner (Royal Wood, Jill Barber) on drums, Mark McIntyre (Danny Michel) on bass and Jimmy Hayes (Harlan Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond) on pedal steel.

Low Country Hill - Mint Leaves...

Low Country Hill - Mint Leaves

Low Country Hill live at The Casbah in Hamilton, 04.25.15.

Featuring Adam Warner (Royal Wood, Jill Barber) on drums, Mark McIntyre (Danny Michel) on bass and Jimmy Hayes (Harlan Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond) on pedal steel.

Loading...
Filename Type Size
Low Country Hill Bio pdf 329.06Kb
Album Booklet pdf 2.48Mb
Low Country Hill /  Hamilton ON, CANADA Indie Folk, Roots, Americana, Touring

LOW COUNTRY HILL

It’s hard to pin down what it feels like to make a debut record, but Paul Hogeterp describes it as a playful journey on a trans-Canada scale. His new solo project, Low Country Hill, produced by Dave King at his barn-turned-studio on the outskirts of Hamilton, Canada, has an inviting, sonic architecture and good old-fashioned soul. If you have the genre-designation impulse, you might file Low Country Hill under “abbey rock.”

Paul says the county-road commute to the barn served as a prepping ritual and a gentle prod: on the drive, he’d listen to the music of Neil Halstead, Lucinda Williams, Damien Jurado, Mary Gauthier, Son Volt and Sigur Ros in rotation; or sometimes just take in the sweet silence of a radio-free ride. During the recording process, Paul and his musical collaborators mused that the barn, with its high ceilings and rough-cut pine framing, felt like a cathedral— or at least an abbey in the countryside. Looking out at the pastoral southern Ontario landscape from behind the mic stand inspired a wide-open approach to music-making.

And when it was time to get down to work, Paul and Dave were ready for some “why not” experimentation, driven by a trust in each other’s instincts. A wonderful cast of talented compadres, family and guest musicians — including Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense and Bill Dillon who has worked with Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, Sarah MacLachlan — expanded the adventure with their generous artistry and passion.

Paul is a longtime resident and an evolving fan of Hamilton but has roots all over Canada, having lived in four provinces. His musical apprenticeship began as a multi-instrumentalist in the successful Canadian indie band The Immigrants from the mid-1990s until 2003. The band released four albums (one of which won Pop Album of 2001 at The Canadian Independent Music Awards), toured extensively and received nationwide radio play and video rotation.

In recent years, Paul has been channelling some of his musical passion into programs for people living with developmental disabilities. An indescribable spirit of musical and personal connection swirls around these programs, like when a young man forgot that he was having a bad day after singing Let It Be, or when an entire session group burst into a spontaneous dance in the midst of a stirring Carter Family song. That positive energy and openness to possibility rippled into Paul’s own songwriting process as he created Low Country Hill.

Download

Singer-songwriter, guitars, violin
Mar 04, 2016

appearance

In Support of L'Arche Creative Hands

An honour to play in support of L'Arche Hamilton's Creative Hands Studio at 541 Eatery & Exchange. I'm a fan of the L'Arche Community and the way they choose to live. Also lucky enough to co-create with the artists of Creative Hands each week when we make music together on Wednesday afternoons. We have a good time. 50% of CD sales at the coffeehouse go to Creative Hands Studio.

Source

Sep 09, 2015

appearance

Low Country Hill on EDN 10
Low Country Hill on EDN 10

Very proud and honoured to be in the company of 40 other Hamilton musicians on Everybody Dance Now (EDN) 10. Thank you 93.3 CFMU!

Source

Jul 03, 2015

milestone

Montreal and National Capital region Tour

Well-attended shows and receptive audiences at The Cameron House (Toronto), Station One Coffee House (Grimsby), Le Cagibi (Montreal), The Daily Grind (Ottawa), and The Branch (Kemptville).

May 24, 2015

milestone

Northern Ontario Tour

7 shows and 9 days in northern Ontario. A mixture of house concerts and music venues.

Source

Apr 25, 2015

appearance

Full Band Show @ The Casbah
Full Band Show @ The Casbah

Played with an amazing backing band in Adam Warner on drums (Jill Barber, Royal Wood), Mark McIntyre on bass (Danny Michel), and Jimmy Hayes on guitar and pedal steel (Harlan Pepper).

Source

Apr 21, 2015

award

Hamilton Regional Finalist CBC Searchlight

Low Country Hill is voted to be one of the ten remaining finalists in Hamilton region for CBC Searchlight 2015.

Source

Mar 30, 2015

affiliation

The Steeltown 12
The Steeltown 12

Proud to be a part of a collective of Hamilton ON musicians who are supporting each other in CBC Searchlight 2015.

Source

Mar 25, 2015

award

Hamilton Music Awards 2015 nomination

Low Country Hill, Low Country Hill Nominated for Roots Recording of the Year (Solo)

Source

Feb 06, 2015

shoutout

THE BRANCH (Kemptville, ON), live performance

On Low Country Hill's recent performance: "I loved your show, it was inspirational."

Bruce Enloe, Chef and Talent Booker, THE BRANCH

Jan 29, 2015

press quote

SHIVER WEBZINE/INDIEOTEQUE (Italy), album review

Low Country Hill evokes Neil Young's "Harvest."

Source

Jan 25, 2015

press quote

WORDS OF LEISURE (Brazil), album review

[Low Country Hill] is a delight. It gives a desire to go traveling the interior, for quiet places. - Viviane Gomide

Source

Jan 25, 2015

shoutout

FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE (California, USA), podcast feature

Featured on Bill Frater's excellent Alt-Country music podcast.

Source

Jan 24, 2015

press quote

HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS (Hamilton, ON), album review

With an atmospheric soundscape, well-crafted lyrics, and Paul's striking vocals, the album rises well above the usual, predictable alt-folk. It's low-key approach works well with the introspective, contemplative feel of the whole project. The listener can explore the artistry of the many layers and textures contained within. You'll definitely want multiple listens on this one.

Source

Jan 07, 2015

premiere

EXCLAIM.CA "Stay Up Here" video premiere

[The video] shows off some gorgeous outdoor autumn shots as a mother and her daughter get crafty with a telescope, projector and picture frame in a meadow — then take in the pretty effects as the sun starts to set. It's interspersed with shots of Hogeterp delivering the tune in a perfectly sunlit room. -Sarah Murphy

Source

Nov 26, 2014

press quote

FLOOR SHIME ZIPPER BOOTS (Kansas City, MO), album review

(Low Country Hill) evoke(s) comparisons to such stalwarts as Hey Rosetta and Bon Iver, but yet really does not sound particularly like either. The tracks stand on their own as testaments to superlative songwriting and an album produced to showcase haunting, beautiful music.

Source

Nov 25, 2014

press quote

CANADIAN BEATS, album review

When listening to Low Country Hill, I was immediately taken aback that it wasn’t what I normally listen to. It is generally slower in tempo. Yet, that is what I enjoyed the most about the album...the instrumental, vocal, and lyrical content pair one another together nicely. -Remington Fioraso

Source

Nov 20, 2014

press quote

THOSE WHO DIG (Milwaukee, WI), album review entitled "Bleak and Beautiful"

Let’s talk about the weather. It’s only mid-November, and the Those Who Dig crew is already digging out from their first snowfall and struggling with biting colds. In truth, we secretly love it, as cold weather is a great excuse for warm, whiskey drinks and your new favorite winter album, Low Country Hill‘s debut, self-titled release. Truly a product of its environment, this provocative experimentation in sound and shape was recorded at a barn-turned-studio on the outskirts of Hamilton, Canada. It’s a solo project from Paul Hogeterp and includes “a wonderful cast of talented compadres, family and guest musicians”, including Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense, and Bill Dillon. It features sonic sculptures with a sense of experimentation but grounded with heart and soul, and evokes the subdued comforts of a warm abode amidst a cold, punishing but beautiful landscape. -Kent Heberling

Source

Nov 08, 2014

appearance

THE CASBAH (Hamilton, ON), sold out album release party

Successful sold out release show with full band, in advance of official launch on Nov.25.14 (capacity 150)

Source

Nov 06, 2014

press quote

VIEW Magazine (Hamilton, ON), interview/story

Delicate and organic but sparse and atmospheric, it’s not surprising to discover Hogeterp was inspired by listening to the likes of Lucinda Williams as well as Sigur Ros in the making of this album. - Ric Taylor, Hamilton Music Notes

Source

Nov 03, 2014

shoutout

A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS, feature

A music blog from Alan Cross,

Low Country Hill is "a sonic exploration of life under the great white Northern Canadian lights." -Juliette Jagger

Source

Paul Hogeterp

artist

Paul Hogeterp

artist
Date Title Location Type Info
Oct 16, 2014 Flagship Gallery Songwriter's Circle Hamilton, ON Performance  
Oct 23, 2014 Low Country Hill @ Democracy Hamilton, ON Performance  
Nov 08, 2014 Low Country Hill Album Release party @ The Casbah Hamilton, ON Performance  
Nov 30, 2014 Low Country Hill @ Cafe Mahtay St. Catharines, ON Performance  
Dec 06, 2014 Low Country Hill @ The Cornerstone Cafe Guelph, ON Performance  
Jan 23, 2015 Low Country Hill @ Oast House Brewers Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Performance  
Jan 31, 2015 Low Country Hill @ Homegrown Hamilton Hamilton, ON Performance  
Feb 06, 2015 Low Country Hill @ The Branch Kemptville, ON Performance  
Feb 07, 2015 Community Performance Russell, ON Performance  
Mar 11, 2015 Low Country Hill @ Homegrown Hamilton Hamilton, ON Performance  
Mar 14, 2015 Low Country Hill @ Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
Apr 13, 2015 The Steeltown 12: Benefit For Tim's Tribute Hamilton, Performance  
Apr 25, 2015 Full band show: The Casbah Hamilton, ON Performance  
May 09, 2015 Hamilton Farmer's Market , Performance  
May 15, 2015 Tranzac Club (Southern Cross Bar) Toronto, ON Performance  
May 16, 2015 Speakeasy Sudbury , ON Performance  
May 17, 2015 Elk Lake Eco Lodge Elk Lake, ON Performance  
May 20, 2015 Community Concert Marathon, ON Performance  
May 21, 2015 Loplops Sault Ste. Marie, ON Performance  
May 22, 2015 Community Event/House Concert Goulais River, ON Performance  
May 23, 2015 Fromagerie Elgin Sudbury, ON Performance  
May 30, 2015 The Local Pub Toronto, ON Performance  
Jun 12, 2015 Uncorked On Main Georgetown, ON Performance  
Jun 19, 2015 House Concert/Community Event Puslinch, ON Performance  
Jun 20, 2015 Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
Jul 03, 2015 The Cameron House Toronto, ON Performance  
Jul 04, 2015 Station One Coffee House Grimsby, ON Performance  
Jul 07, 2015 BarPub St. Denis Montreal, QC Performance  
Jul 08, 2015 Le Cajibi , Montréal, QC Performance  
Jul 09, 2015 The Daily Grind Ottawa, ON Performance  
Jul 10, 2015 The Branch Kemptville, ON Performance  
Jul 11, 2015 Community Event/House Concert Kanata, ON Performance  
Jul 18, 2015 Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
Aug 15, 2015 Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
Aug 15, 2015 The Brownstone Cafe Orillia, ON Performance  
Sep 12, 2015 Station One Coffee House Grimsby, ON Performance  
Sep 25, 2015 Musiikki Cafe Kingston, ON Performance  
Oct 03, 2015 Tranzac Club (Southern Cross Lounge) Toronto, ON Performance  
Oct 23, 2015 Homegrown Hamilton Hamilton, ON Performance  
Nov 07, 2015 Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
Nov 07, 2015 Community Fundraising event Hamilton, ON Performance  
Nov 21, 2015 Mahtay Café St Catharines, ON Performance  
Nov 28, 2015 Fire Roasted Coffee Co. London, ON Performance  
Dec 03, 2015 Except For Kenneth Hamilton, ON Performance  
Dec 04, 2015 One Hundred Dollar Gallery Hamilton, ON Performance  
Dec 05, 2015 Brownstone Café Orillia, ON Performance  
Feb 11, 2016 Musiikki Café Kingston, Performance  
Feb 12, 2016 THE BRANCH, Live Performance Kemptville, ON Performance  
Feb 14, 2016 Community event/house concert Russell, ON Performance  
Feb 20, 2016 Station One Coffee House Grimsby, ON Performance  
Feb 24, 2016 The Red Brick Café Guelph, ON Performance  
Feb 26, 2016 Except For Kenneth Hamilton, ON Performance  
Mar 04, 2016 L'Arche Coffeehouse Fundraiser Hamilton, ON Performance  
Apr 22, 2016 Mahtay Café St. Catharines, ON Performance  
Apr 30, 2016 Hamilton Farmer's Market Hamilton, ON Performance  
May 25, 2016 Backlot Sessions: Jordan Fox and Low Country Hill Cambridge, ON Performance  
Jun 03, 2016 Bohemia Barrie, ON Performance  
Jun 17, 2016 The Red Brick Café Guelph, ON Performance  
Jul 08, 2016 Musiikki Café Kingston, ON Performance  
Jul 09, 2016 The Branch Kemptville, ON Performance  
Jul 24, 2016 The Almanac Edmonton, AB Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.