Just Who Is This Mr. Hoo?
That is an excellent question, who (or Hoo) indeed? He is many things. He is best known as a children's musician and educator, performing mostly in the Portland, OR area by himself and with his band, The Alphabeticians.
He is also the owner of Left Nook Recording Studio, and has produced music for The Alphabeticians, Matt Clark (who even wrote a song about him) as well as many smaller projects.
He is also known as Jeff Inlay, resident of West Linn, husband and father of four. He was born in Hawaii (his middle name is Keoki!), he grew up in Southern California, graduated from Pomona College, drove around the country for 3 months (37 states, with Mr. E), lived in Seattle for 3 years, moved to Portland in 1992 and had been in the area ever since. He used to perform in a lot of other bands. The most well known was Hummingfish, who played a lot of shows in Portland and the West Coast in the mid-90's. Their singer, Deb Talan, has gone on to make a name for herself with her solo career and with her band The Weepies. He also performed in bands with silly names like Two-Dimensional Billy, Lump of Food, Ice Cream Man Beast, Voodoo Fonzarelli, Dry Water (Sand), The Mendicant Sauciers, The Juanitas Experience, Pink Floyd . . .