Original slide guitar Blues/Roots with award-winning songs and guitar work. 5 pc. band with guitar, bass,keyboards,drums and one of the best blues singers out there- Joanne Lediger. She has shared the stage with Joe Cocker, Dr. John, & Derek Trucks, to name a few. Robert Hill has won awards for his slide guitar work and for his songwriting. He has shared the stage with Levon Helm and Rick Danko of The Band, Debbie Davies, Kim Simmonds from Savoy Brown,Rory Block and Chris Smithers, to name a few. The RHB has performed at major blues festivals throughout the U.S., and toured Spain twice. Stellar guitar work paired with an outstanding blues vocalist- these guys are the real deal!
Robert Hill was inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
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.
Hill’s latest release, “Have Slide Will Travel”, released July 2015, is a collection of slide guitar instrumentals. It touches on most of the styles of slide guitar that have come to define Robert Hill's sound. He mixes various styles of acoustic and electric Blues with Americana Roots, and manages to throw in shots of Funk and Zydeco as well....and it all works. Hill also breaks new ground on this cd by including an almost 8 minute Cumbia, and throwing in an original slide-inspired Spaghetti Western! Although he has always included instrumentals on his two previous cds, the self- titled debut, "Robert Hill", and his second offering, "My Corner", this is his first all-instrumental outing. Outstanding compositions with stellar slide that always serves the song.
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