An award -winning artist, not only for his slide guitar work, but also for his songwriting, winning first place, (Americana genre), in The Unisong International Songwriting Competition, and receiving acclaim in the ISC and Billboard songwriting competitions
A review of his latest release, "Have Slide Will Travel" by Eric Petersen of RUST magazine- August 2015
"When you talk about Blues Men you have the usual criteria of technique, style and timing, and Robert Hill excels on all those levels on Have Slide Will Travel, but what makes him such a great artist, and this such a great album is the human wisdom that comes through between the notes. And this wisdom takes many shapes and colors. Robert Hill has the ability to be relevant, intelligent and sympathetic in an amazing variety of moods and emotions and this collection of songs delivers a stellar diversity of thoughts and expressions all picked and plucked with style and confidence.
Each song is it’s own creation and stands alone. Whether tearing it up on a track like Evolution Blues or slowing it down on something like Alma De Una Mujer this awarded musician is completely at peace with his creative ideas and completely at home in the recording process. Recently we wrote about Tom Principato and what we commented about him was that he had the ability to create a narrative and to perfectly fulfill the listener’s expectations as the song unfolded. Similarly, Robert Hill’s ability to tell a story with his music, and to give you the feeling of having accomplished a journey through his music is simply superb. And these journeys have such different feelings and spaces… it’s a truly brilliant musician that can inhabit so many environments and to meet the challenges of saying such different things. This album almost feels like a collection of musicians rather than just one, but Robert Hill keeps the whole ship on an even keel by quiet mastery of his captainship."
Full interview here: http://rust-magazine.com/robert-hill-talks-about-have-slide-will-travel/
To preview clips/ purchase, "Have Slide Will Travel" GO TO: www.cdbaby.com/cd/roberthill4
He has shared the stage with Chris Smither, Levon Helm, John McEuen, Kim Simmonds, Rick Danko, Tony Trischka, Rory Block, Debbie Davies, and numerous others.
His songs have been used extensively on television in commercials and PSAs. He has played at numerous festivals locally and abroad, notably at The Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, which attracts a weekend crowd of 60,000 people. He recently returned from a second tour of Spain, (July 2015).
"Hill's aggressive slide playing over a rough-and-ready backing track, “Slide On Rye”, 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
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/radiotoneslide