Steve Hill

Steve Hill

Blues rocker Steve Hill holds more talent than first meets the eye. Standing up playing the guitar and singing simultaneously whilst playing the bass drum, snare drum and hi-hats with his feet, with a cleverly placed drum stick fused to the top of his guitar used to sound any other percussive instrument within reach, Steve Hill truly is the epitome of a one-man band.

He is the 2015 Juno Award winner for Blues Album of the Year and he is also the 2016 Maple Blues Award winner for Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. This leaves no doubt that Steve Hill has certainly been well received by the industry, and his talents are truly appreciated by all those who come across him.

The brand-new album Solo Recordings: Volume 3 is due for release on October 6th on No Label Records, and to support the release Steve Hill will be supporting Wishbone Ash on a 27-date tour throughout October.

Solo Recordings: Volume 3 opens with ‘Damned,’ a bluesy track that has a cool ’60s Stones feel about it and makes for a great entrance to the album. The third track, ‘Still a Fool & a Rollin Stone,’ opens with a fast blues guitar solo and makes way for a chilled out, rhythmic vocal section which slows the pace. This is followed by ‘Slowly Slipping Away,’ which opens with a harmonica and has a country feel about it accompanied with an acoustic guitar. ‘Smoking Hot Machine’ has the rhythm of Little Walter, and ‘Emily’ has a modern southern rock sound to it.

Steve Hill also gives his take on the very old, yet classic blues track ‘Rollin & Tumblin’ which dates back to the old jug bands. He gives it a beautiful vintage feel whereby it is crackly and not finely polished, really homing back to the roots of the song. The album draws to a close with ‘Walking Grave,’ a much grittier and fuzzier track that features more meat on its bones. The album is full of blues influences from all over the past 100 years, and there is certainly something for everyone who loves the genre.

Solo Recordings: Volume 3 is released on Hill’s independent No Label Records Friday October 6th.

 

TRACK LIST

 

  1. ‘Damned’ (3:18)
  2. ‘Dangerous’ (3:47)
  3. ‘Still a Fool & a Rollin Stone’ (5:32)
  4. ‘Slowly Slipping Away’ (3:26)
  5. ‘Rhythm All Over’ (3:38)
  6. ‘Smoking Hot Machine’ (4:01)
  7. ‘Troubled Times’ (4:21)
  8. ‘Emily’ (2:25)
  9. ‘Can’t Take It With You’ (3:02)
  10. ‘Rollin & Tumblin/Stop Breaking Down’ (5:12)
  11. ‘Going Down the Road Feeling Bad’ (4:58)
  12. ‘Walking Grave’ (5:39)

    WISHBONE ASH – OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR
    WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE HILL

    Wednesday 18th October 2017
    Dorking Halls, Dorking

    Thursday 19th October 2017
    O2 Academy Islington, London

    Friday 20th October 2017
    The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

    Saturday 21st October 2017
    Cheese & Grain, Frome

    Sunday 22nd October 2017
    The Arts Centre, Swindon

    Tuesday 24th October 2017
    Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea

    Wednesday 25th October 2017
    The Brook, Southampton

    Thursday 26th October 2017
    Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

    Friday 27th October 2017
    The Hub, Plymouth

    Saturday 28th October 2017
    The Railway, Ipswich

    Sunday 29th October 2017
    King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Newmarket

    Tuesday 31st October 2017
    Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

    Thursday 2nd November 2017
    Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

    Friday 3rd November 2017
    The Tivoli, Buckley

    Saturday 4th November 2017
    Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

    Sunday 5th November 2017
    The Lowry, Manchester

    Tuesday 7th November 2017
    The Flowerpot, Derby

    Wednesday 8th November 2017
    The Irish Centre, Leeds

    Thursday 9th November 2017
    Bootleggers, Kendal

    Friday 10th November 2017
    The Jam House, Edinburgh

    Saturday 11th November 2017
    The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

    Sunday 12th November 2017
    The Ferry, Glasgow

    Tuesday 14th November 2017
    Riverside Lodge, Morpeth

    Wednesday 15th November 2017
    ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

    Thursday 16th November 2017
    The Layton, Blackpool

    Friday 17th November 2017
    The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

    Saturday 18th November 2017
    ASHCON, Clitheroe

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