Hi all, I’ve started working on Patreon Lessons focusing on my influences as a Pedal Steel Guitarist, Electric Guitarist and as a Slide/ Lap Steel player. I understand not everyone plays all these instruments so I’ve set a realistic Tier system so people don’t feel like they are missing out. Here are a couple of example videos below and if you like what you see, head to http://www.Patreon.com.CJHillman to subscribe. Full videos include a step by step description of the part.
I’m honnord to be awarded the AMA U.K. “Multi Instrumentalist Of The Year” 2019 ! I was awarded this in 2017 too and appreciate everyone voting for me for a second time.
Playing Pedal Steel Guitar with Robert Vincent on the “Old Grey Whistle Test (For One Night Only)” on BBC4, hosted by Bob Harris.
As a side note i realised i’m the last person to play Pedal Steel Guitar on the show! Enjoy!
“UK Instrumentalist of the Year” 2017 – CJ Hillman
Voted for by fellow musicians and AMA members, its an honour to receive the AMA UK 2017 instrumentalist of the year award! Thank you to all that voted -CJ
Recently I’ve been busy in the studio with Lauren Housley & Band. We’ve recorded a couple of new tracks for here Album which i played slide guitar on (and a bit of Hammond Pedal steel!)
A Clip of this can be heard on Instagram & Twitter. Full tracks to come in the near future!
Also some other exciting news that i will save for another post. I recently worked with Ethan Johns in Berlin and Sam Outlaw in London. Two very fun shows!
Today I’ve been working on a little mod for my Strymon Lex. An amazing guitar pedal and perfect for the Pedal Steel Guitar! I wanted to make a switch to change the speed of the rotary effect and after a few tries and burnt fingers, got it right!
A big thanks to Pedal Steel master Jon Graboff for helping me out with this one. I noticed he had made one in an interview back in 2011. He kindly gave me a lot of advice on this project.
Here’s a raw example of what it does. Feel free to comment or message me about it.