Noah Preminger – A ‘ Bluesy ‘ Kinda Sax Player …

 Noah Preminger is not your average run-of-the-mill saxophone player …

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A native of Connecticut, currently dividing his time between Boston and New York – Noah has released a very interesting album.

‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’ brings the listener on a history lesson which revolves around Mississippi. In music language, Mississippi means the Delta Blues and the Delta Blues are the backbone of most forms of popular music.

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Noah Preminger concert at Sa Pobla (2012)

Skip James was the man who introduced Noah to The Blues and for Preminger, the long and winding  trip continues. Exploring legends such as Willie Johnson, Booker T. White and Charley Patton – Noah is on the proper highway. His own private Route 66. 

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Please listen below as Noah Preminger speaks of his latest album; a foray into his own ‘take’ on some classic tunes.

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Montreal En Lumiere – Heymoonshaker; BeatBox Meets The Blues

Two guys – one love.

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“Heymoonshaker” is a music duo from England. Daco Crowe, Beatboxing and Andy Balcon, Guitar.

They met in New Zealand and the rest is history.

A duo whose love for the Blues and each other ( in a friendship kinda way) has given the world a new way of listening to the legacy of Robert Johnson and Elmore James.

Please listen below to Andy and Crowe as they explain their partnership, their EP and The Blues …

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Top Ten Blues Guitarists – Part One

Lists are difficult …

Especially when it comes to something as unique and divers as music. One person’s junk is another man’s treasure. Human nature. Human choice. Human ears …

The Blues are an integral part of so many forms of music. Arguably – the single most used genre in every genre known. Rock n Roll … the Blues. Country … the Blues. Jazz … the Blues. On and on right up into Rap and Hip-Hop. Is it impossible to narrow down a group of guitar playing blues men to a Top Ten list of the greatest …? Probably. But why not try? Why not irk the millions of music fans around the planet who will surely disagree with some – if not most of the choices?

Here are the Top Ten Blues guitarists …

10.  Buddy Guy

Considered the first Blues player to combine showmanship with talent. A scholar of B.B King and T-Bone Walker. Once Guy arrived commercially with the release of ‘Damn Right I got the Blues‘ in 1991 – there was no turning back. For fans – for musicians – for Guy …

Geez, you can’t forget Buddy Guy. He transcended blues and started becoming theater. It was high art, kind of like drama theater when he played, you know. He was playing behind his head long before Hendrix. I once saw him throw the guitar up in the air and catch it in the same chord. – Jeff Beck

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9. Eric Clapton

Clapton was the first Englishman to pick up a guitar and emulate every Blues guitarist that came before him. Adding his own talent and songwriting – allowed Clapton to become known as God in the music world. An inspiration to every white Blues and Rock guitarist who followed, Clapton also helped to elevate the style of Country Blues to a higher level by imitating his friend and mentor – J. J. Cale.

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8. Otis Rush

Probably the least -known guitarist on the list to the general public. Not with Blues musicians however. His ‘bending’ of chords, considered to be among the first and an inspiration to Clapton and Buddy Guy.  No Rush – no Clapton.

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin’, and that’s the blues.

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7. Elmore James

The ‘Father of the Slide’. Elmore James was the precursor for most of the Blues – oriented artists who rose to fame in the sixties and onwards. His version of ‘Dust my Broom’ ( an argument exists as to whether he or Robert Johnson wrote it), remains the most recognizable riff in Blues music. Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones ( the Rolling Stones) – both highly influenced by James’ ‘electrifying’ of the slide guitar. Along with Muddy Waters – a forefather of ‘loud’ Blues …

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6. Muddy Waters

The inspiration of The Rolling Stones – in spirit and literally.  His song; Rollin’ Stone, the perfect name for the perfect Blues band -turned Greatest Rock n Roll band of all time. His ‘pluggin in and turning up’ the guitar to levels previously unheard of in England and most of the world. Author of some of the greatest Blues tracks ever and a teacher to everyone. The father of modern Chicago blues.

“It’s going to be years and years before most people realize how greatly he contributed to American music” – B.B King

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Stay tuned for Part Two

Concert Review; Pat Travers

Friday night at Cabaret Mille End – Pat Travers brought his high caliber guitar chops to Montreal. It was the first time in almost twenty years the songwriter of ‘Crash and Burn’ flicked his pick to a Montreal audience.

One can only wonder why it took so long …?

IMAG0365Travers – a transplanted Canadian. An Ottawa – raised son who has been living in Orlando, Fla. since 1980, arrived at the worse possible time. His long awaited appearance marred by the opening of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Hundreds of people who may have jumped on the ‘guitar rock’ bandwagon and attended Pat’s show – instead acting like sheep and flocking to La Place de Festival to witness Feist destroy a grand opening …

The Pat Travers Band was here in support of their new album which will be released near the end of July. The disc is titled ; ‘ Can Do’. A fitting title for the man who for so many years was known as the ‘ Boom! Boom!Out go the Lights!’ guy. Fitting because Travers ‘can do’ it better than most and he proved it with a couple of his new songs …

IMAG0382‘Can Do’ – the title track, is a genuine rocker. A wake up the kids and shake the neighbors kinda tune. It is entrenched with a more mature Travers soloing with his trademark lightning fast fingers. Digits that may just be a little quicker than five years ago. An fact Travers himself attributes to a fitness regime he started in 2004. The song is a powerhouse and puts The Pat Travers Band in perfect harmony. As tight as a girdle on an obese person.

Another new song performed before 200 people last night – is a ballad. It is Travers’ soon-to-be-hit. If Pat owned a supermarket, the song ‘Diamond Girl’ would be his lost leader. A ‘Pop’ tune which is tailor made for radio airplay although it is not Travers’ style. An ode to a woman who makes her man feel lucky to have her. Soft guitar licks reminiscent of an angel’s wings flapping in the wind. A shadow – light as a feather, hovering over a sweet message to a woman who is loved …

‘Crash and Burn’ – the evening’s biggest moment; talent-wise.

The original ‘hit for Travers and a tune indicative of the early eighties sound. With hints of Frank Marino‘s ‘Dragonfly’ – this song dominated the airwaves and is a perfect example of what happens when guitar meets bass. A bleeding so natural – so uniquely splendid, it is the song which kept Travers afloat on the sea of music for so many years. Last night, for the length of the song – a haunting feeling engulfed the venue. Travers – ‘the ghost from music past’, narrating his experience and wisdom onto fans of old and new.

The surprise of the evening was the Blues portion of the show. A two song IMAG0378homage to Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell. Travers is a Blues guy so the choices not too bizarre. The surprise was – just how well the band pulled the songs off. They were profound with guitar, deeper with bass and depth -defying with a backseat drum kit.  Drummer Sandy Genero; a human metronome. Snapping the snare allowing bassist Rodney O’ Quinn the passage to rhythm built on old – school Blues. An opening of the vault into music history. Kirk McKim – Pat’s best friend and fellow axeman, fueling a fire lit with a passion for the music that inspired Rock n Roll.

Richard Newell’s (aka King Biscuit Boy) spirit was front and center just like any Pat Travers show. ‘Boom Boom – Out Go the Lights’ – a song which Travers heard through the ‘biscuit man’  at the age of thirteen, played live like it always is. Raw, energetic and a genuine crowd pleaser. Travers’ voice – complete with a raspiness owned by few – performed by fewer. ‘Snortin’ Whiskey and Drinkin’ Cocaine’ – another standard Travers fare in concert. A bookend to ‘Boom Boom’. An ignition switch to an engine primed with seventies oil.

Travers’ uniqueness shone through Friday night. Like a beacon cutting through a fog that hovered over the opening of the Jazz festival.

Rightly so …

Alex Cross and His Director’s Rise to Fame …

Franco De Crescentis got the idea to write his play by watching YouTube videos of conspiracy theories. He was careful however as many are recorded by fundamentalists whose visions are slightly ‘skewed’ …

The play in question; ‘Alex Cross and his Rise to Fame’ is a fantastic look into the bad side of the music business. Corporate radio may want to stay away. Gazing into the mirror may be painful …

The concept of the play is simple. A Robert Johnson – esque, romp into just how far someone will go to obtain fame and acquire what the mass media dictates to a population void of their own thought process. Franco asks questions or points out the obvious that most people are either unaware of or afraid to know.

The answers are in your face and are paraded in front of an audience in various funny, poignant and ‘mysterious’ ways. A conclusion of ‘the Devil made me do it …’ – frightfully real.

pressrelease_web‘Alex Cross and his Rise to Fame’ is about a young talentless wannabe singer ( played perfectly by  Kenny Streule) selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for plastic success. A wayward boy – man whose ideas stem from a MuchMusic childhood. Alex has no idea that peace within and artistic integrity arrives from his soul and not the souls of others. His plight – a sad, scathing look into the world’s inability to arrange priorities for a youth raised by a continuing media -driven society.  And peer pressure was bad twenty years ago …? Streule is perfectly cast with a combination of naivety and a drive to succeed. His energy providing fodder for any kid wanting to be the next Justin Bieber / Rock star.

The play is fun to watch and Franco has a very bright future in front of him as a playwrite. His ideas and words – far more advanced than his young age.

Donald Shepherd is delightfully cast as the Devil himself. His presence on stage – an uneasy Utopian moment each and every time. Shepard plays Beezlebub as Satan is imagined. Charming, corrupt and as real a pitchfork placed perfectly within purgatory. Everywhere he walks – surrounded by a bevy of beauties. Sexy, sultry and inviting Alex Cross into their worlds of decadence. Into their orb of Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll. Believable? You bet.

The entire play is narrated by actor Jason Yearow. The entire story is dictated through words which describe the entire process of corporate chastity for those in the audience unable to grasp the gravity of the gaping hole  society drills into it’s unsuspecting denizens. Jason does a bang up job of pitching the words with the ebbs and flows necessary to point out the imperfections in a human being.

The play is a parody of  perfect portions. The most amusing – the portrayal of the dim – witted Veejays and DJ’s scattered throughout the corporate world via the airwaves. Television and radio personalities who sell their souls each and every day to finance SUVs and plasma televisions. Folks who have no musical education or knowledge pimping out mass -produced ‘stars’ to a public sadly unaware of what music really means or is supposed to mean.

Franco himself plays Gavin. A guy who is part three in the sad equation of society.

poster2Gavin is a loser. An outcast. A nerd in the true sense of the word. Longing to be loved via his association with a star the caliber of Cross. When Gavin is snubbed and made fun of by Cross in public, Gavin resorts to the only way he knows to ‘get back’ at Cross. Unearthing any bad evidence which will lead to the downfall of Cross’ career. Gavin exists in the play with strength. Gavin exists in society with a presence in every nook and cranny. Gavin is basically everyman. Lurking in the shadows and waiting to prey on someone who has fallen from their perch. Gavin exists in every work place, every sports team and every facet of life. Gavin is powerful and has many followers – as long as Gavin does not fall himself.

Franco’s ‘Alex Cross and his Rise to Fame’ is worth seeing. The play needs to be staged on a bigger stage and receive more notice. It is that good and with added funding – Franco’s skills will only toss him onto a bigger stage or movie theaters near you.

Franco’s play needs to be broadcast on Youtube. Until someone discovers Franco’s skeletons of course …

 The Creative Team
 Franco De Crescentis Playwright, Producer, Director
 Mayumi Yoshida Assistant Producer, Production Manager
 Amanda Goldberg Stage Manager
 Jamie Walker Assistant Stage Manager
 Meg Furihata Prop Builder
 Michael Panich Lighting Designer
 Laurent Laigneaux Sound Designer, Composer
 The Cast
 Kenny Streule Alex Cross
 Donald Shepherd Baal
 Franco De Crescentis Gavin
 Jason Yearow Narrator & Various Roles
 Anne-Josie Roy Various Roles
 Catherine Karas Various Roles
 Daphne Morin Various Roles
 Jenny Walker Various Roles
 Kathleen Glynn Various Roles
 Stéphanie Bijou Various Roles
 Yan Thivierge Various Roles

Would You Let Your Daughter Marry a Rolling Stone?

The Rolling Stones are arriving in Montreal for their ’50 and Counting Tour’ amid all sorts of controversy …

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The World’s Oldest and Greatest Rock n Roll band have made a career out of making people uneasy, ‘out of their heads’ or just plain upset.

Whether it is urinating on a gas station wall in the sixties, erecting a giant billboard depicting a woman tied, bound and ‘Black and Blue’ in the seventies or former and original bassist Bill Wyman dating a thirteen year old in the eighties – the band are a bunch of pirates.

Raping, pillaging and looting their way into a chapter of Rock n Roll history which shall forever belong to them. An exclusive club where ‘please to meet you’ gains no entrance. ‘Walking Central Park after dark’ means nothing to the doorman.

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For fifty years – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, remain the architects of something unreal but not imagined. Something born from the Blues. Born from Country. Born from Jazz. Born from R and B and Soul. Their offspring – wild children with names like Reggae, Funk and Disco, carrying on the legacy of Brian Jones with a toe forever embedded deeply in ‘Muddy Waters‘.

Scandals involving drugs, Prime Minister’s wives and more drugs – implanting memories turned – lore -turned – a blurred reality – turned – a never ending career. Millions of bands erected and millions of wannabes crumbled. ‘Meanwhile; The Stones carry on ‘running fifty red lights in their honor’. ‘Thank you Jesus – thank you Lord.’

blackblueJones’ death in Pooh’s pool. A fitting end to an era and a ‘boy child’. A ‘Mannish Boy‘ lost in a world of decadence and a desire to be loved. A ‘Prodigal Son‘ never returning home. Too many ‘little yellow pills’ for a scholar of Elmore James and Robert Johnson. A man whose ‘nasty habits’ contained more than ‘drinking tea at three.’ A nasty man towards women whose mastery of every instrument somewhat forgives the nature of his unforgivable ways. ‘Don’t you want to live with me …?’

The band, exiled to the South of France.

A self – imposed exodus  to make some money away from the Queen’s greedy paws. A get- away into a Nazi hotel. A summer of excess with the capitals SS providing dirty, gritty (demonic) digs in which to blend genres into a jam session doubled. A sordid affair which left many in ‘the cold grey dawn’. Mick Taylor understanding Richards ‘ ‘never keeping a dollar past sunset’ habits. Taylor becoming a Rolling Stone while plunging into a world beyond his control. The son of a Bluesbreaker depositing some of the most enduring guitar licks onto vinyl. An unsung hero whose legacy will  not be uncovered until music historians flip through the Stones’ songbook near the end of their ’75 and Counting Tour in the year 2038.’

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‘Let it Beed’, ‘Beggars Banquet’ and ‘Sticky Fingers’. ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ but if you try sometime … a discovery of ‘Moonlight Mile’, ‘Country Honk‘, ‘Salt of the Earth’ and ‘ Let it Loose’ will give you what you need.

A span of ten years providing a musical legacy which  most musicians never reach – even after fifty years of trying. A decade of diving into the roots of every important genre. Backed by a drummer whose love of Jazz placed the rhythm a second behind creating organized chaos. A sound never duplicated. A sloppy carpet upon which Jagger to dance upon. A rug never pinned to the floor. A dual feminine masculine tapestry built upon the remains of Tina Turner and James Brown. ‘Dance Little Sister Dance …’

Micheal Phillip Jagger, the son of a physical education instructor. A ‘boy-child’.  In the top ten of his class at the London School of Economics. An actor. ‘A wonderful bunch of guys’ according to his mate – Keith Richards. A chameleon able to keep his nose on the street. Allowing Brian Jones’ band the ingredients to stay relevant. Allowing Richards to rock while he rolled into the world of Pop, Disco and whatever else deemed the flavor of the moment. An insatiable appetite for women, the arts and global education. A definer and follower of the jet-setting ways of the most ardent explorers. The navigator of the Stones’ ship …

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‘Angie’ shocked the followers. ‘Respectable’ shocked the punks. ‘Start me Up’ shocked the naysayers. The jealous men and women who had to grow up while the Stones defied the rules once again. Time was on their side. ‘Time waits for noone’ except for the bad boys of Rock n Roll. Robert Johnson may have had company at the crossroads after all …

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Ronnie Wood, the new Stone. A sparring partner cast in the truer vain of a Jones – Richards collaboration. A Rod Stewart Faces castaway. A lover of the blues and a sparring partner for Keef. A drinking buddy whose happy-go-lucky nature by all accounts saved the Stones more than once. A man whose talents may have wasted amid the the sound of the band yet one of the only men able to withstand the backstage life. The ‘ancient art of weaving‘ was created. Two guitars exchanging licks, leads and rhythm. The Stones – part three …

‘It’s Only Rock n Roll but we like it …’

Rolling-Stones-Some-GirlsWyman. The self – professed ladies man. A conqueror of 20,000 members of the opposite sex in the ‘boudoir. The unheralded bass player seldom mentioned in the top fifty among his peers. A quiet, unassuming performer whose presence shadowed by his mates’ legendary presence. A student of the blues and the man whose anchor ( along with Watts) kept the pirate ship from sinking. A man who spent time at Disco clubs to obtain a feel of what would become his recognizable legacy. ‘Miss You’, the band’s most commercially successful song – not the same without William Perks’ nonporous infectious  foot -tapping signature.

The drug busts.

Society out to get the Stones from the beginning. Specifically – Keith Richards. A man who turned to drugs to cope. A ‘shy’ guy who could not handle the fame and all that came along with it. A fan of Roy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and Gram Parsons. A true student of musical integrity. The last student standing. The man who fought the law and won. A pirate’s pirate. The world’s most elegantly wasted human being and the only man responsible for some of the most poignant riffs in the history of Rock. ‘Jumpin Jack Flash, Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, Hony Tonk Woman, Start Me Up, Happy, Tumbin’ Dice – the list goes on …

The writer of many ballads, a wearer of his heart on his sleeve while able to stick you with a knife if he is crossed. The human riff. Aside from Watts, the only Stone to be a married and devoted Father for over thirty years. If Jagger and Richards run the corner store known as The Rolling Stones – Richards is the butcher. The meat and potatoes guy. The provider of the Blues’ legacy. The survivor. The only man able to withstand a nuclear war …

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The shows, the legendary tours.

Altering words on Ed Sullivan to ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’, a death at Altamont to end the sixties and the Woodstock – ian dream of peace and love. The circus – like atmosphere of the 1972 and 75 tours. The blueprint for all Rock n Roll tours to follow;  the plans intricately penned for sex, drugs and rock n roll. Laid out, in – your- face biblical commandments for everyone for Led Zeppelin to Bon Jovi to follow.

1981 and the first group to tour under a corporate banner. Record companies stones-13got rich for years – why not the Stones? The first to lay claim as the masters of the grandiose stadium tours. The masters of merchandising. The masters of their own domain. The opening acts clambering to hop on board. Aerosmith, Z.Z Top, Prince, Journey, George Thorogood – the who is who of music in each passing decade.

1989 and the first to broadcast in Pay per View. The colossal success of the Steel Wheels tour and a comeback of sorts following semi – successful solo jaunts by Jagger and Richards. A generation of new fans jumping on the Stones’ bandwagon. The music growing and cultivating yet suffering from a back catalog placed too high on a shelf for any group to obtain.

Enter Darryl Jones on bass. The man whose career to that point included stints with Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and Sting. A man who wanted to play with Richards’ other band – the X-Pensive Winos. Settling instead for the Stones. The newest of new at twenty years as part of the Stones part four.

ims1UWaiting on a Friend, Start me Up, Undercover of the Night, Mixed Emotions, Almost Hear You Sigh, Emotional Rescue, Love is Strong and Between and a Rock and a Hard Place – quality to make the Black Keys pale in comparison. Saint of Me, Rough Justice and the most recent Doom and Gloom. Songs huge by any other standards – dormant among the endless classics penned by the second biggest songwriting team in history. Two eight year old boys – turned men – turned – icons – turned rock royalty.  Legendary requires a makeover when discussing Jagger – Richards.

Voodoo Lounging in 1994, Bridging a gap to Babylon in ’97. Live Licks in 2002 and a return to former stompin’ grounds at places like L’Olympia in Paris. A Bigger Bang in 2006 –  including the largest rock show in history. One and a half million people joining the Peter Pan of music and his band of messy, mongrel  pirates on the beach in Brazil. Looting and pillaging everyone from the age of ten to ninety. Inducing timeless hits ‘down the throats’ of young and old alike. Incorporating the same energy displayed in 1962. An energy Rod Argent from the Zombies has never seen any band come close to in fifty years.

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If a club owner – any club owner from any part of the world needs to hire a rock band, they can call the Stones to deliver a three hour set. If someone requires a Reggae band – the Stones can be summoned to deliver the goods. If a country band is needed to quench the thirst of the most ‘red necked’ fanatics of the legacy of Cash, Williams or Nelson – once more, Jagger et al can do the job better than most. Pop? Disco and dance …? No problem for the the world’s greatest versatile band.

The Rolling Stones are arriving in Montreal for their ’50 and Counting Tour’ amid controversy over ticket prices.

Somehow – they will survive and place ‘Dead Flowers’ on our graves ….

The Rolling stones are at the Bell Center Sunday night …

Please stay tuned for my interview with Pat Travers!

Steve Hill; King of the Mountain

Some people are born to bake cakes. For others – mechanics may be their thing. Steve Hill of Trois Rivieres, is meant to play guitar …

steve_hill_a_9112011_600At Club Soda on Saturday night, in a concert dubbed ‘A Return to Montreal‘ – Hill proved once more why he is considered to be one of the best blues guitarists in North America. How about one of the best blues guitarists period!

” The tour has be great so far …” Says Hill following his two hour performance. ” Everywhere I have played it’s been sold out and my solo performance is getting approval.”

Hill is referring to his latest album; Steve Hill Solo Recordings Volume One. A disc which was released this past summer and is a homage to the great blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Robert Johnson. From the moment the blonde-haired guitarist steps on stage and takes his place behind a bass drum and a high-hat, it is clear. This is the way the Blues are supposed to be played. This is the way Steve Hill is supposed to play …

Once upon a time – Muddy Waters plugged his guitar into an amp and commenced playing on the street in front of his girlfriend’s place. It was fierce, it was unique and it garnered attention from the many passerby on the way to work or play. Now – people gather at a club in Montreal to listen to the same fierceness and uniqueness that Hill provides.

It comes from original compositions such as ‘King of the World’, ‘About Phase’ and ‘Ever Changing World’. Within these songs are a young Robert Johnson and Elmore James. Angry riffs sustaining the music which was at one time the tunes  of the oppressed and underprivileged. Anthems to freedom.

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Hill is a presence on stage. The way he plays his guitar with conviction. Alone, with no backing band to fill in the gaps. Nobody to supply security as is the case in many groups. If Hill makes a mistake – it would resonate around the room like a weasel attempting to escape a box without holes. Maybe that is what  makes Hill so good. Perfection arrives through a self -induced musical coma. A trance which few can match and no player can play along with. Charlie Parker, the great Jazz player was in that zone for much of the time as was Miles Davis.

Steve Hill is the same type of player.

“The first set was okay.” Says Hill. “The second set I really felt it all come together. I can see myself start to gain momentum.”

‘Preachin Blues’ – the Robert Johnson song, was one of the second half songs. Following a brief introduction where Hill asks the crowd if they are aware  of the fabled artist who sold his soul at the ‘crossroads’ and if not, they should be because Johnson’s songs have been covered by the Stones, Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hill then proceeds to play a slide guitar which boggles the mind and ears.His fingers as fast as a mouse scurrying along a vinyl record. Watching this talent within a five foot radius, ‘shrinks’ even the greatest cover band player into a self-induced inferiority complex they may never come out of …

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Members of the audience who are witnessing tunes such as ‘Got To Be Strong’ and ‘Coming Back to You’ for the first time will have sore eyes in the aftermath of a show. Their eyes widen like crop circles in the making. Each second Hill does something magically with his guitars. Each song delivering a ‘How did he do that?’ moment. A ‘shake the head’ anthology primed for Ripley’s Believe It or Not segment.

Hill and his ‘non-band’ have a couple of shows left before Xmas and then he is settling down to enjoy the holidays before hitting the studio to record a new album. Steve Hill Solo Recordings Volume Two? Nothing is certain except …

Steve Hill is meant to play guitar …

The Rolling Stones’ First Setlist – July 12 1962 Marquee Club

Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison

Honey What’s Wrong – Billy Fury

Confessin’ The Blues – Chuck Berry

Bright Lights, Big CityJimmy Reed

Dust My BluesElmore James

Down The Road Apiece – Chuck Berry

I Want To Love You – Charles Smith

I’m A Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters

Ride ‘Em On Down – Robert Johnson

Back In The USA – Chuck Berry

I Feel A Kind Of Lonesome – Jimmy Reed

Blues Before Sunrise – Elmore James

Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed

Don’t Stay Out All Night – Billy Boy Arnold

Tell Me That You Love Me – Fats Domino

Happy Home – Elmore James

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