Featured Album: Wide Open Door
John Hosking’s much awaited 2020 singer-songwriter album showcases his poetic instincts as a songwriter and features several guest folk musicians from across the Rocky Mountains. In turns sensitive, thought-provoking, and playful, John’s lyrics… (Full album description & lyrics)
Third Path Musicians
John Hosking: After thirty years as co-founder, artistic director, and actor with the Vigilante Theatre Company, John Hosking began to focus solely on his own song-writing in 2013. His debut album Wide Open Door was co-produced by Third Path and Peak Recording in 2020… (Read Full Bio).
Other Third Path Favorites
Kyle Brenner: An accomplished studio and event musician, Kyle plays and teaches guitar, cello, and ukulele. Kyle’s cello virtuosity appears in “Every Day” and “Rain” on John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door. Learn more about Kyle Brenner at his studio page.
Mike Gillan: Drummer Michael Gillan was born into the rich musical world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Living in Montana since 1976, he’s played with many of the most popular Bozeman area bands including www.Twang, as well as performing onstage with world renowned artists such as The Drifters, The Platters, Huey Lewis, Tracy Nelson, and Cyril Neville. Mike carries the beat throughout John Hosking’s album “Wide Open Door.” Meet Mike Gillan.
Amber Ikeman: Amber’s album, Free, was named one of Southwest Montana’s top local albums of 2015. Her spirited, earthy folk music carries audiences across the open spaces of the American West and into the depths of their souls. She also appears on 2 tracks on John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door, including a solo performance of John’s song “Rearrange My Mind.” Meet Amber.
Megan Makeever: Award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and classical flautist, Megan Makeever was born into a family of professional musicians. She has recorded and produced three original albums full of meaningful and heartfelt music. Her second album, Unstoppable, received an Award of Merit from Global Music Awards. Hear her flute on the title track of John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door. Meet Megan.
- Close, 2014 (Listen & purchase at: iHeartMusic)
Mike Parsons: Growing up playing the fiddle in his family’s band, Mike has played professionally for more than 40 years. He branched out from fiddle and now both plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, and steel guitar. His enthusiasm for sharing bluegrass music shows throughout his Bluegrass with Friends music teaching series. Mike and his mandolin appear on 2 tracks on John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door. Meet Mike Parsons.
Kyle Sorenson: A multi-talented creative, Kyle is a singer-songwriter as well as videographer, often developing music videos for other musicians in the region. He appears as a guest vocalist and musician on John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door (2020), providing his own original arrangement of John’s song “Who.” Learn more about Kyle at SoundCloud.
- Patreon Compilation 1, 2016 (Listen & purchase at: SoundCloud)
- Patreon Compilation 2, 2017 (Listen & purchase at: SoundCloud)
Eddie Tsuru: Eddie “T” studied with studio legend Chuck Rainey (Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin) and master bassist Jeff Castleman (Duke Ellington, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella). Hear Eddie T at his best playing in Tsunami Funk or take bass lessons from him! Eddie’s artistry winds throughout John Hosking’s album Wide Open Door.