Help Us Pick The Title for our First EP

Gary and I are recording an aquatic-themed EP, and we need your help picking a title. Some of our ideas so far: The Aquatic EP Under the Sea Sea Creatures Goldfish and Guppies Which do you like best? Or do you have a better idea? (If we use your idea, we’ll list your name in […]

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Recording Pics: Adding Percussion and Guitar to our Songs

For the past three weeks, Gary and I have been working on recording our first EP with our producer Phil Pacetti. Now, we finally have photographic proof! Here are some pics from last Sunday, when we worked on the electric guitar part and percussion. Gary adding some electric guitar ornaments to “Save a Dolphin” Phil […]

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Monthly Music Video: Live Performance Clips

If you’re new to my music, this is the Monthly Music Video for you. It’s a video of live clips that features five of my songs (performed with three different guitarists!) You’ll hear light, folksy melodies, edgy minor tunes, rock-style cello solos, and, of course, plenty of animal songs. (They’re my specialty!) Basically, it’s a […]

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My Duo’s Playing at musicSPARK

Pippa Hoover Duo (that’s me and guitarist Gary Adams) have been selected to play at musicSPARK, a part SPARKcon, a Raleigh-based creativity, art and design festival. This grassroots festival runs from September 11-14, and features local artist, performers, and creators from all different disciplines. SPARKcon describes itself as a “creative potluck,” and it looks might […]

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Sinbad Watched Me Play at Open Mic Night …

… Then Gave a Stellar Performance of His Own Last Thursday, while my guitarist Gary and I were practicing, we realized we had no live footage of us playing together. We decided to head over to the open mic night at The Big Easy in downtown Raleigh and have my boyfriend take a few videos. […]

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3 Ways to Pick The Perfect Words for Your Songs

Do you ever have trouble finding the right words for your songs? Do you find it difficult to chose words that convey the meaning, mood, and connotation you’re going for and while fitting into your rhythm and rhyme scheme? I know I do. For me, word choice is by far the most time consuming aspect […]

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Monthly Music Video: Garden Spider

Dear blog reader, I hope you’ll forgive my long blogging absence. If you get my newsletter, you know that I had a personnel change in my band. The last few weeks were consumed by guitarist auditions and practicing. But things are getting back to normal now, and I have another video to share. Here I […]

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3 Reasons To Keep Writing Intelligent Lyrics

A few months ago, I discovered the Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Dessa, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. If you haven’t heard her music, look her up right now and prepare to be blown away – she’s an amazing songwriter and lyricist. I wish I had discovered her when I still lived in Minnesota. I missed […]

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