Friday, October 24th
Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave
Montreal guitar hero Steve Hill is set to head out for his first one-man band Canadian tour this October and November and will be making a stop in Saskatoon on October 24th at the Vangelis Tavern. The tour is in support of his acclaimed release 'Solo Recordings Volume 2'.
When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Throughout his lengthy and intense shows, Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, with 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. With roots in blues, rock and a little bit of country, Hill performs his original songs, blues classics and quite often raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes.
For the past 20 years Hill has been touring and recording and has shared the stage with many of his heroes like Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Jeff Beck and many others. Over the course of eight albums he's explored everything from hard-rock, country, and stoner rock to folk music while always incorporating the essence of his first love, the blues.
Hill's reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada's biggest music festivals, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly at home on the stage, inviting audiences to catch a glimpse of musical madness in the form of blues and rock 'n' roll.
"Montreal's Steve Hill is hands-down the meanest guitar player in Canada." -Richard Burnett, Montreal Gazette
"Hill is redefining blues, taking it forward and back all at once. Back to the days of one-man operations; doing it all himself and taking that forward with up-to-date electric heaviness." - Bob Mersereau, CBC Fredericton