Guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Hill will be bringing his latest album to the Gayety Theatre at Collingwood Oct. 4.
Steve Hill: One-Man Blues Rock Band is the first live album for the Juno and Maple Blues award-winning musician.
He has been called the most spectacular one-man band on the planet. The guitar is his main instrument but he also sings, plays the bass drum with his feet, in addition to a snare drum, hi-hats and any other percussion he can reach. Hill fused a drumstick to the head of his guitar to play the cymbals and has also added the harmonica.
Hill has recorded and released close to a dozen albums over the course of his career and shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, BB King, ZZ Top, Jimmie Vaughan and Jeff Beck. He has played at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals.
For his original songs, Hill looks to his own experiences, including relationships, but they can have different levels and interpretations. He has always loved music. He started playing the piano at age 12. His friends had an electric guitar and one had a drum set. He was playing clubs at age 16 and turned pro at 18.
“I learned a few chords on the guitar and there was no going back,” said Hill. “I fell in love with it (and) knew right away that’s what I wanted to do with my life.”
Visit gayetytheatre.com for tickets.
Photo: Steve Hill plays the Gayety Theatre at Collingwood on Oct. 4