Whether he’s performing as part of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages or jetting around the country for Night Ranger recording sessions and shows, Joel Hoekstra is easily one the hardest-working guitarists you’re likely to meet.
In addition to his aforementioned commitments, Hoekstra finds time to tour every fall with Trans Siberian Orchestra.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Night Ranger’s monster 1983 album, Midnight Madness, and Hoekstra and the rest of the band — Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy and Eric Levy — are excited to celebrate it by recording a new album and performing more headlining shows.
I recently caught up with Hoekstra, who told me how Night Ranger’s new album is coming along and his other musical projects.
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