GUITARIST STEVE HILL RELEASES NEW LIVE ALBUM “THE ONE-MAN BLUES ROCK BAND”
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2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR "BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR" 2014 & 2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR "ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR" "GUITARIST OF THE YEAR" AND "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR"
“The most spectacular one-man band on the planet” – Guitar Magazin (Germany)
“How the feck he does all that (...) we have no idea, but you should definitely check him out” – Classic Rock Magazine
"Steve Hill deserves to be known and acclaimed worldwide." – Metal Discovery, 9/10
“This is unfeigned, unadulterated, blues-rock excitement with enough skilled flick and tuck to suggest a lifetime of brilliance and dexterity.” – Raw Ramp
Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new 14-track live album “The One-Man Blues Rock Band”on Friday, May 11 2018.
When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hillhas no limits. Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.
Steve’s an overnight sensation that’s 20 years in the making. He’s an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Now, he’s ready to break out internationally.
One Man Blues Rock Band features originals that are outright rockers (Damned, Dangerous, Rhythm All Over, The Ballad of Jonny Wabo, Still Got It Bad to more melodic tracks (Emily, Tough Luck) and two re-imagined and rearranged covers (Voodoo Child, Hate To See You Go). The live album shows an artist at the top of his game. It comes to no surprise why the Montreal Gazette has referred to Steve Hill as, “the meanest guitar player in Canada.”
In January 2015, Steve was awarded four coveted Maple Blues Awards including Electric Act of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Solo Recordings Volume 2 won the 2015 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.
Throughout his career, Steve has shared the stage with many of his musical heroes including Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of nine albums he's explored everything from hard rock, country, and stoner rock to folk music while always incorporating the essence of his first love, the blues.
Steve’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.
Album Track Listing
1. Rhythm All Over (3:52)
2. Go On (5:10)
3. The Collector (3:51)
4. Damned (3:47)
5. Tough Luck (4:24)
6. Never Is Such A Long Time (6:37)
7. Hate To See You Go (5:22)
8. Emily (4:09)
9. Nothing New (4:23)
10. Out Of Phase (4:21)
11. Still Got It Bad (5:30)
12. The Ballad Of Johnny Wabo (5:22)
13. Dangerous (3:57
14. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (7:32)