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Posted on Montreal Blues Society – Steve Hill launches Solo Recordings: Volume 3

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.

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Posted on Five Questions with… Steve Hill

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.

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