The Hook is here all the way from Lehigh Valley, PA on a 10 day trip across the country. Why do they have three shows in Salem? Well, The Hook has a Salem connection: guitarist and singer, Carlos Barata lived in Salem for a spell, when he helped the Grand Theatre get off the ground. He had big plans for live music there, but a family tragedy called him back home. But he’s back in the music swing of things with his new band and their first LP, “Moonshine and Honey.” Their sound is upbeat rock with hints of reggae and may I say a little Dead in there too. #readysetgethooked
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.