It may have been a bitterly cold, windy day, but Steve Hill quickly cranked up the heat inside the Record Centre Saturday, March 11 for a capacity crowd at the Vinyl Release of his Solo Recordings Vol. 3.
He is fresh off a 30-date European tour opening for Brit classic rock band Wishbone Ash (covering Germany, Austria, Poland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and France.) Winner of the 2015 Juno Blues Album of the Year, Hill is a well known favourite of the Canadian summer festival circuit, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Winnipeg JazzFest, Kitchener Blues Festival and lots more. With fans crowding around the intimate stage area, Record Centre owner John Thompson prefaced the in-store appearance by showing off the newly issued vinyl album, which features detailed custom silkscreened artwork on side 4, by Ottawa artist Sarah Pakuts.