Press

“One of the most exciting of the roots blues bands to ever come from Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit, pianist/guitarist/vocalist Hill has everything going his way. He has a clear, distinctive, soulful voice, his guitar or piano playing tasty and literate… Highly recommended for lovers of traditional horn-fired, piano-saturated blues, with no reservation.” – All Music Guide

“What separates pianist-guitarist Hill from the pack of pretenders is that Hill’s swampy, swarthy boogie isn’t just reverent interpretation – between the tangy, unaffected vocals, thick horns and fatty bottom end, the stuff is thick enough to taste. …An engaging mesh of Memphis, New Orleans and Midwest…one of the most sublime platters to emerge from these parts in recent memory.” – Detroit Free Press

“…an awe-inspiring piano pounder.” – Blues Revue

“…unaffected vocals and rolling keyboard…swings relentlessly…” – Living Blues Magazine

“Hill’s hard-driving piano style crackles with the rolling shuffles, Cuban-inflected polyrhythms and syncopated, rhumba-boogie grooves of Crescent City masters Dr. John and Professor Longhair. The horn charts are tough but tasteful, and Hill’s pliant, soulful vocals give a nod to Memphis masters Redding and Pickett.” – Detroit News

“The 43-year-old bluesman unleashes the soul of his blues through smoky vocals and shuffling boogie piano, accented by understated guitar work and songwriting that’s nothing short of heartland poetry.” – Grand Rapids Press

“Al Hill’s unique and powerful style is a superb blend of roots rock, thumpin’ rhythm and blues, and heartfelt soul. His piano and vocal performances are outstanding.” – Big City Blues Magazine

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