Cadillac Johnson and I will be back at the Sweet Springs Winery, 215 N. Main St., in Weatherford, TX, Friday, July 31st from 8-11PM. Come out, rain or shine, and sample some of Sweet Springs fine wines and hospitality. We'll be doing our best to entertain you with some acoustic blues, vintage rock, country, and folk, so stop by and say "Hi!"
I will be out at the Breakwater Bar and Grill, 1003 White Cliff Rd. in Granbury, this upcoming Saturday, August 1st, from 5 to 8 pm. With me will be Mr. Bobby Counts on bass and vocals, and David Steen in the drum chair. Come out for some of Breakwater's good grub, new FULL BAR, and, of course, some rockin' blues from us! It is a "weather permitting" date, so if there is ANY doubt, call ahead. (817) 964-3634. Hope to see you there!
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*****Reminder: ALWAYS check this website before coming out to a show!!! I will post any cancellations or re-scheduled shows here FIRST!!!
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."
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.
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.