Solo Recording Volume 1 is now number one on the Dawg FM top 20!
And the winner for best self-produced CD at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN is… Steve Hill! https://www.blues.org/
1. Ann Rabson with Bob Margolin – Not Alone – Vizztone Label Group
2. The Lucky Peterson Band featuring Tamara Peterson – Live At The 55 Arts
Club Berlin – Blackbird Music
3. Mr. Sam – Just Like Dat – Ecko Records
4. Dennis Gruenling – Rockin’ All Day – Vizztone Label Group
5. Various artists – Blues Mix: 9 Southern Soul Blues – Ecko Records
6. Willie Buck – Cell Phone Man – Delmark Records
7. Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones – I Know What It’s Like – 43rd Big Idea Records
8. Red Lotus Revue – Fourteen Stories – Self Released
9. Catfish Keith – A True Friend Is Hard To Find A Gospel Retrospective -
Fish Tail Records
10. Elmore James Jr. & The Broomdusters – Old School Lover – Wolf
11. Memphis Gold – Pickin’ in High Cotton – Stack House Records
12. The Muddy Sons – Pushed On Down The Road – What In Sam Hell Productions
13. Omar and The Howlers – Too Much Is Not Enough – Big Guitar
14. Reverend Freakchild – Chaos and Country Blues – Treated and Released
15. Altered Five – Gotta Earn It – Conclave Records
16. Big Frank & The Healers – Sparky’s Lounge – Lost World Music
17. Michael Bram – Suitcase in the Hall – Vizztone Label Group
18. Craig Chaquico – Fire Red Moon – Blind Pig Records – Craig
19. Chris O’Leary Band – Waiting For The Phone To Ring – Vizztone Label Group
20. Danielle Miraglia – Box of Troubles – Trespass Music
21. Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats – Lather Rinse Repeat – Self Released
22. Willie May – Willie May 13 – Booman Music
23. Steve Hill – Solo Recordings Volume 1 – No Label Records
24. Mike Wheeler – Self Made Man – Delmark Records
25. The Lee Boys – Testify – Evil Teen Records
Solo Recordings Vol. 1 has reached the 43rd position of the U.S.A. blues charts. Click here to check it out!
Here’s my new music video, directed by La Guérilla. Have fun!
Steve Hill confirms his talent as an author-composer and guitar virtuoso with the release of his 6th album in career. WHIPLASH LOVE, released on label Instinct Musique, will pleasantly surprise with it’s diversity and the multiple musical flavors tackled by the 11 tracks featured on it.
The Opus in it’s whole visits the multiple aspects of rock, country and folk, while opening a window onto the artist’s heart with personal and heartfelt lyrics.. The album features 10 original songs interpreted by the artist with a deep and mature voice, and a tribute to americana with a cover of Waylon Jenning’s Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line, confirming his root influences.
A prounouced and remarkable new direction…
It’s with an assumed maturity that virtuoso Steve Hill takes new directions, that is, because of an all new association with record label Instinct Musique, but mostly because of the release of his 6th album in career, WHIPLASH LOVE. This album, of a more introspective blend, will move and amaze. WHIPLASH LOVE confirms the artist as a talented author-composer, particularly with the first single COLD HEARTS.
A man will remain a man, and when a man devotes himself to introspection, it often leads to painful assessments. That is COLD HEARTS. The one we love is no longer there, even after our clumsy attemps to keep her. But we are too hard headed to admit it. We then repeat by automation the actions that will make us a better man, even after the fact that she has already left.