I was fortunate to win First Place, with my instrumental, "Slide On Rye", in a co-sponsored contest by Guitar Player and Broadjam, showcasing outstanding guitar playing. It was an international competition with winners also from the U.S., The Russian Federation, Argentina, and Brazil.
i won The Akademia Music Award for Best Instrumental / Blues Song for ‘The Robusticator’ in the Akademia Music Awards! This is the opening cut from my latest cd, "Have Slide Will Travel", just recently released. Check it out here: http://www.theakademia.com/november2015_bestsong_instrumentalblues2.html
I have a new cd out entitled, "Have Slide Will Travel"- it's a collection of original slide instrumentals including acoustic and electric Blues, Funk, Roots, Country Blues Cowboy Swing, Zydeco, Old SchooL R&B, Americana, Cumbia...hell, there's even a slide Spaghetti Western, for the love of Morricone!
You can check out audio clips and read more at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/roberthill4
My music video, "Slide on Rye", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDhvYnz-W1M
won Best Music Video at the 2014 Ridgewood Film Festival. A great festival, now in it's fourth year, films from around the world participated. Danny Aiello was the guest celebrity and participant at the festival.
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Just found out I'm being inducted into the NY/NJ Blues Hall Of Fame! The ceremony will be Sunday, May 4, at Brian's BBQ, in Middleton,NY starting at 2 pm. There will be other inductees, as well as special guests! We'll play a few songs after the induction...sure hope to see some of my friends there!!!
My animated music video, "Smokestack" won "Best Music Video" and "Best Creative Film" at the 2013 Ridgewood Spring Film Festival. A great local festival with films from around the world.
Video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKe_5hY9OM
Was glad to hear that my animated music video, "Smokestack" was selected for the Ridgewood Guild's 3rd Annual Spring Film Festival. This is a great local film festival encompassing a number of categories, with winners from around the world. The festival will take place April 17 & 18. Schedule for films, workshops, etc., will be posted on their website www.ridgewoodguild.com by April 1.