Canadian Guitar Hero Steve Hill Announces New Album ‘Dear Illusion’

Photo: Steve Hill by Scott Doubt, ‘Dear Illusion’

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Hill announces his new album Dear Illusion out November 11, 2022 on No Label Records and shares new single “Everything You Got.”

Celebrating his 25th year as a recording artist, Steve Hill has been known over the last ten years as a one-man band. Widely considered one of Canada’s most prolific guitarists, Steve Hill won a JUNO Award for Best Blues Album of the Year (2015) and eight Maple Blues Awards.

Three years in the making, the album is his best production to date. On Dear Illusion, the multi-instrumentalist shares the spotlight with a horn section, The Devil Horns, as well as 7-time UK Blues Awards Drummer of the Year, Wayne Proctor (A.A. Williams, Oli Brown, King King, Ben Poole). Proctor also mixed and mastered the upcoming record.

About Dear Illusion, Steve Hill says, “I had a version finished right before the pandemic started,” says Steve. “It was slated for release in April 2020. There was no point in releasing it then, so I decided to wait. The sad context of the pandemic resulted in additional time for me to offer my fans the album I’m sure will meet their expectations for my 25th anniversary as a recording artist. I am proud of the work.”

The rocking “Everything You Got” dispenses motivation and inspiration for all those hoping to make themselves and our world better. It’s an upbeat jam that’ll work you into a frenzy, urging you on with Hill’s urgent vocals and crisp guitar playing.

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Hill adds, “Ultimately, the results that we collectively achieved with the album, ended up reflecting both maturity and introspection. Overall, I feel like the album is telling that no matter what happens, you should give it everything you got and move on, be the best person you can be, and no matter what, the sun will rise again. Don’t dwell on suffering, and don’t forget about it, either. Even treat misfortune as a friend, slap it on the back and say, Thanks for teaching me.”

Steve Hill, Dear Illusion, album cover

“Dear Illusion” – Track Listing

01 – All About The Love
02 – Keep It Together
03 – Everything You Got
04 – Dear Illusion
05 – Steal The Light From You
06 – Don’t Let The Truth Get In The Way (Of A Good Story)
07 – Follow Your Heart
08 – So It Goes
09 – She Gives Lessons In Blues
10 – Until The Next Time

 

Steve Hill spent the next fifteen years touring across Canada and Europe, releasing albums with different line-ups, until he became a one-man band in 2012. Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, Solo Recordings Volume 2 won the JUNO Award and seven Maple Blues Awards in 2014-2015. It was followed by Solo Recordings Volume 3 in 2016 which has had close to six million streams on Spotify so far. In 2018, he released The One-Man Blues Rock Band. The live album shows an artist at the top of his game. It comes to no surprise why the Montreal Gazette has referred to Steve Hill as “the meanest guitar player in Canada.”

A guitar stylist with a wide musical vocabulary, he has performed over 2,500 concerts in many configurations. For the past 10 years, he has toured extensively throughout Canada and Europe supporting his critically acclaimed Solo Recordings albums trilogy and his one-man band show. When it comes to one-man bands, Steve Hill has no limits. Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar to hit the hi-hats and a cymbal. Leading Germany’s Guitar Magazine proclaimed Steve as being “the most spectacular one-man band on the planet”.

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