Friday, December 19th, it's back to Michael's Tobacco of Keller, 750 S. Main St, Suite #100. (817) 562-4551. 8:15-11:45. With "Rocking" Ron Thompson and Cadillac Johnson. A "smokin'" good time for sure!
Saturday, December 20th-The "Crazy Goat," 5500 Hwy. 199, Springtown, TX. (!!!) BYOB. Beer and set ups available. (817) 565-8497. 8-12. With Cadillac Johnson and Randy DeHart.
Sunday, December 28th, I will be participating in a benefit hosted by Hash Brown and Gonzy Trevino for my bass playing buddy, Cadillac Johnson, who will be having some surgery done in January. It is to be held at Fred's Texas Cafe, at their TCU location, 35059 Blue Bonnet Circle in Fort Worth. (817) 916-4650. 4 pm-?
ALSO: FREE download of "Somebody Please, " an original song from my EP, "Working Twice as Hard." Just click above on "Music and Podcast."
Remember to check back here often as dates pop up (and get cancelled) sometimes with unnerving frequency! Hope to see you soon!
********* Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's to all!! Best wishes for a great holiday season!*********
Remember; life comes at you fast, especially on the local blues/rock scene.) Always call the club first to verify the show before coming out. Gas is too expensive to waste. Hope to see you soon!
LOOK!!!!-----You Tube video of "Rockin'" Ron Thompson, Cadillac Johnson, and me doing the Magic Sam instrumental, "Lookin' Good," at the now defunct J&J's Blues Bar in Ft. Worth. Search under "Steve Hill Trio-Lookin' Good."- courtesy of Harriet Mills
See the review of my EP, "Working Twice as Hard," published in the November, 2013 issue of "Buddy" magazine below:
"The Steve Hill Trio IS WORK-ing Twice as Hard on this enjoyable, six-song EP. It's blues and rock with a bit of humor about a perpetual human male condition: yearning for somebody to love, even if we don't know what love is.
In the slightly slinky title song, a man sees himself in the mirror and realizes he "done got old." In "Somebody Please, " and "Rocket Science," he's lonely in a bar and wants somebody to take him home. He falls for a woman---"the chemistry sure is there"---but doesn't care about the big guy she's with.
In "Half Honeybee, Half Snake," well, the title makes it clear. In "You Think You Know Her (But You Don't)," he learns, "you may think she will, but then she won't." "Live and Let Live" is a bit different from the first five, as a sort of libertarian anthem: "I don't need nobody to do my thinkin' for me....I ain't hurtin' nobody except maybe me."
Hill does the vocals and plays guitar and harmonica. He's joined by David Strong on bass and Virgil Zanders on drums. For anyone who's unsure, this is not the other local musician Steve Hill, who I used to work with and who recently died, nor any other Steve Hill who is a musician.
This one lives in Springtown, and his Working Twice as Hard is, except for that aging thing, paying off."- Tom Geddie
YouTube has a video featuring Cadillac Johnson, "Rocking" Ron Thompson, Danny Ross, and yours truly doing Barbara George's "I Know." Courtesy of Tom Gulley, it's title is "Bobby Counts' 2013 Halloween Jam --Sneak Peek #2." Check it out!
Click "Links" above to see the Fort Worth Star-Telegram review of my EP "Working Twice as Hard," written by music critic Preston Jones.
Call in to radio station KNON's blues shows and request they play a tune from "Working Twice as Hard," my recently released EP! KNON is "The Voice of the People" at 89.3 FM. Check them out!!
Fat Cat Radio in Rockford, IL as well as 440 Music.com in Chicago are both playing the CD. Holler at them via their websites to request airplay for "Working Twice as Hard," now available online at CD Baby, I-Tunes, and at all of my gigs! Thanks!
Radio Trent in England (www.radiotrent.co.uk) has also been playing cuts from "Working Twice as Hard," on Phil Penny's Blues Show. Contact Phil at their website for show times and to request songs from the EP.
Also, Electric Blues Radio in Florida is featuring cuts from the EP. Check them out at www.electricbluesradio.com .
Catch the Steve Hill Trio video of "Walking the Dog" on YouTube with Cadillac Johnson and Ron Thompson!
ALSO: A video on YouTube of Hill original song, "Hey Now, Serena," taken at the Bobby Count's blues jam at the Keys Lounge with Cadillac Johnson, "Rocking" Ron Thompson, and special guests Tony Pennella and Danny Ross. Both videos courtesy of Harriet Mills.
Photos by George Wada.
New photos by Michael Heeschen.