NEWS

1st Place in Guitar Player/Broadjam contest 

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.

Gregg Allman Tribute- BB King's-NYC! 

Had a great time sitting in at the Gregg Allman Tribute @ B.B. King's, NYC, with Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers, Duane Betts, Michael Allman, and Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood!

Winner for Best Instrumental Blues Song in the November 2015 Akademia Music Awards! 

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

NEW slide guitar instrumental cd, "Have Slide Will Travel" available now! 

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

Winner for Best Music Video in the Ridgewood Guild Film Festival! 

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. More info at: http://www.ridgewoodguild.com/spring-film-festival.html

Inducted into The NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame! 

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!!! http://www.blueshalloffame.com/Local_Blues_Talent/Local_Blues_Talent_of_New_York.html

My animated music video,"Smokestack", selected for film festival 

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.