So who are we? Mainly we’re Del Rey (Artistic Director, Artist, Graphic and Web Design) and Del’s mom Eileen (Product Fufillment, Cake Maker). The name “hobemian” came about when Eileen started pondering the difference between hobos, hippies and bohemians one afternoon.
When you order a CD either Del or Eileen will pack it up and ship it. Sometimes we assemble them too for the short run projects. Most of the CD covers are done by Del Rey, but recording we leave to the professionals. Expect a fantastic sounding acoustic performance, where the emphasis is on live playing and real musical interactions.
Also. remember our guarantee:
Hobemian Records was founded in 1991.
Our first release was the Del Rey and the Blues Gators CD “Chartruese”. It’s been a “vanity” label (mostly we put out Del Rey and Del Rey-related projects) but we’ve become a “hubris label”: in 2009 we released Steve James’ Short Blue Stories and we are proud to say our first release of 2014, Arthur Migliazza’s “Laying It Down” was completely Del Rey-free, as is 2015’s “Steve James Live Volume 1”. Don’t worry our 2017 release, is all Del Rey…we have eighteen titles in print, so start shopping!
- Solo Del Rey 2017
- Steve James Live Vol 1 2016
- Rocket Red and Ruby Chard Del Rey and Adam Franklin 2014
- Artwalk Del Rey 2014
- Laying It Down Arthur Migliazza 2014
- Four and Six Del Rey 2012
- Hen Party Del Rey and Suzy Thompson 2010
- Short Blue Stories Steve James 2009
- Blue Uke Del Rey 2008
- At The Ukeshack #1 Del Rey with Matt Weiner 2007
- When The Levee Breaks Del Rey 2006
- Tonight Del Rey and Steve James 2004
- Why Say No? Del Rey and The Yes Yes Boys 2002 free download
- Twins Del Rey and Steve James 2002 out of print
- X-Rey Guitar Del Rey 2000
- Hot Sauce Del Rey 1995
- Boogie Mysterioso Del Rey 1993
- Chartreuse 1991 out of print
- The 45rpm record 2010 proceeds benefit Transportation Choices Coalition
- Instructional DVD Blue Uke Del Rey’s uke secrets
- Instructional DVD Memphis Uke More uke secrets
- Instructional DVD Boogie Woogie Guitar The guitar secrets.
- Instructional DVD The Blues Guitar Styles of Memphis Minnie Del Rey’s masterwork (what, only one volume?)