STEVE HILL, the one-man blues rock machine, will release his new 14-track live album “The One-Man Blues Rock Band” on Manhaton Records in the UK on Friday 11th May 2018.
To support the release, Steve will tour the UK in May supporting King King and Danny Bryant.
Steve is the true definition of a one-man-band: he performs standing while he sings and plays guitar. He beats the bass drum with his feet, together with the snare and hi-hats, while the stick welded to his trusty guitar clouts anything within easy reach.
We described his recently released “Solo Recordings Volume 3” as “unfeigned, unadulterated, blues-rock excitement with enough skilled flick and tuck to suggest a lifetime of brilliance and dexterity…”
We listened to the new album:
“Rhythm All Over” is scorching hot with a cracking riff and rumbling drums. while “Go On” is a hammerfall of power and commitment. With dark gumbo chords, sloppy yet juicy harp-shapes and some fretful Howlin’ Wolf-style vocals.
“Hate To See You Go” is cool electrifying and full of chuggy symmetry. The burning guitar-work brings to mind Johnny Winter at his best, with a distinctive and moving voice, and the kind of irresistible rhythm that gives thrill to your bones.
“The Ballad Of Johnny Wabo” is reminiscent of “The World Keep on Turning” from the “Black Magic Woman” album [Fleetwood Mac, 1971.] It’s filled with caramel & milk-fat sensations, ingeniously powerful blues vibrations and some agreeable, though dramatic, caramelized-chocolate vocals.
This is a gift for live-blues connoisseurs everywhere…
Words: @neilmach 2018 ©
Main Photo: Credit Szymon Goralczyk