review of the new album "REVELATION" by tom

This is an album full of surprises and ingenious updates to blues/gospel songs both old and new. Excellent playing and soloing throughout with three fine vocalists adding depth, passion and emotion. Forget any religious connotations of the word gospel that may put some off…yes it has a huge influence on the music, but it is music first and foremost and you will not be disappointed with this fine effort.

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All of this is a long-winded introduction to a fine new album by Robert Hill and Joanne Lediger that offers a contemporary look at gospel blues with six covers of traditional songs, one masterful Tom Wait adaptation, and four originals by Hill. He and Lediger have been performing together for the last fifteen years; Hill a slide wizard and Lediger a passionate vocalist. Hill’s daughter Paulina also joins on vocals. ” - Jim White

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Review of revelation by the north jersey BLUES SOCIETY

 Blazin' harp work.... extraordinary guitar solos.......Robert Hill certainly knows how to let the music take its twists and turns like the Mighty Mississippi – is the smooth, powerful, and soulful vocals of Joanne Lediger.... the " Devils Music " couldn't get any better.... every track is smokin' and radio that most definitely was made to blow minds and lift spirits...

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The first of Robert’s originals, “Jesus by the Riverside,” shows he can write a spiritual equal to any of the traditional songs here. Again, sharp vocals, expressive guitar, and driving percussion make this one a winner. This is a labor of love brought to fruition by a group of very talented musicians led by a man with a creative vision, Robert Hill.

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Hill's aggressive slide playing over a rough-and-ready backing track makes us want to slam down some moonshine and start a ballroom blitz. It's intense and relentless, and Hill's slide tone is fat, edgy and fabulous." ”

— Guitar Player magazine

Versatile guitarist who uses layering, tone, texture and good taste to keep the listener riveted. Good singer, mean slide player- here's to more efforts like this from Hill.”

Blues Access Magazine

Robert Hill's impressive slide technique draws liberally from the late Lowell George of Little Feat (with a little Ry on the side) on an original tune called 'Slide on Rye.' ”

— Guitar Player Magazine