He’s been called the meanest guitar player in North America for his ferocious one-man show. But Montreal’s electro-rock blues prince Steve Hill, who has been playing guitar professionally since age 18, is the nicest guy you could chat with by phone.Read More
May 2011. Steve Hill’s guitar “pusher” offered to sell him a guitar: a Gibson ES225. He wanted it but he didn’t have the money for it, so they worked out a trade. A solo show in Drummondville in exchange for the guitar. It was three weeks before the release of his sixth album, Whiplash Love, but he felt he had bottomed out professionally, because though he knew it was a good album, the record label wasn’t getting behind it. The album wasn’t going to go anywhere. There were no gigs booked.Read More
Steve Hill is a guitar virtuoso and one of the top stars on the Canadian blues scene. What makes him unique is his ability to simultaneously sing and play guitar, bass and drums. He is an exceptionally skilled, raw and gritty blues incarnation of the one-man band.Read More
As the old adage goes, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Quebec blues-rock artist Steve Hill has seen the benefits of sticking to that notion by building a fierce reputation as a one-man band, even in an age when two-piece combos are more popular than ever.
After following a 20-year path that led to this approach, Hill was rewarded in 2015 when his Solo Recordings Volume 2 earned a Juno for Blues Album of the Year. He’s now about to unleash Solo Recordings Volume 3, which mixes high-powered original rockers and introspective acoustic tracks with a few choice blues standard re-toolings.Read More
One-man blues wrecking crew Steve Hill is on a real roll. Last month he took home three Maple Blues Awards, as Electric Act of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Guitarist of the Year, three categories he also won the previous year. Hill also won the 2015 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year, with Solo Recordings Volume 2.Read More