Canadian blues-rock singer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Hill is heading out on the road with Wishbone Ash to support the UK release of his album ‘Solo Recordings: Volume 3’
The 27-date tour includes a stop at O2 Academy Islington on 19 October 2017.
“When I started the ‘Solo Recordings’ projects four years ago, I had hopes that the songs and performances would resonate with my existing fan-base”, says Hill, whose ‘Solo Recordings Volume 2’ won the 2015 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year.
“I am constantly trying to improve on the songs, both lyrically and technically, live and recorded, in order to keep the fans excited about my material and live shows. I feel that ‘Solo Recordings Volume 3’ is my best work yet and I am excited to present it.”
The album ranges from outright rockers like ‘Damned’ and ‘Dangerous’ to more acoustic-based melodic tracks like ‘Slowly Slipping Away’. Apart from his original compositions, there are three re-imagined and rearranged covers: ‘Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone’, ‘Rollin & Tumblin/Stop Breaking Down’, and ‘Going Down That Road Feeling Bad’.
Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats, and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.
During a 20-year career he’s shared stages with everyone from Ray Charles and BB King to ZZ Top and Jeff Beck, while his nine albums have explored hard rock, country, stoner rock, folk, and blues.