In this weeks Patreon video, I’m looking at the Boss Tone Fuzz Box. I thought it would be interesting to look at Pedal Steel “Fuzz” sounds through a couple of examples from the 70s (Linda Ronstadt & Sandy Denny) and one from 2020 that I recorded on (Laura Marling). I also take the unit apart so we can see inside and how it works.The examples are not “note for note” but more of a good representation of the style of Steel Playing on these songs. Check it out!
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
Due to domain name problems! my website has been down for a couple of week but, now its back.
Since my last Post i’ve been to California to work with Joe Purdy on his latest album, back to the UK to work with Billy Bragg, Emily Barker’s Band (consisting of The Dreaming Spires & Ethan Johns) at the AMAUK Awards show. And recently a small tour with Lauren Housley that ends later this week!
I will throw back to some of this stuff here but, I also want to share a little recording i made with my old Akai reel to reel player. I’m trying to get some ideas for a Steel Guitar album, any comments welcome!
I have been a bit absent on here over the past few month due to keeping busy (which any musician can be thankful for). I’ve been fortunate enough to play two brilliant shows at London’s Union Chapel with Billy Bragg and then head to Scotland for an amazing pre-xmas tour… I will re-cap on this in a later post.
I have also started a new Blog for my Photography. Over the last few months i’ve been getting back into film Photography to cut down on the amount of pictures I take and to get some better shots.
Here are some dates i’ll be playing for the rest of the year. Hope to see some people out there.
7th Nov – Lauren Housley (Blues Festival London)
15th Nov-Jo Rose( Gullivers – Manchester)
Billy Bragg Tour 23 Nov Union Chapel, London, UK 24 Nov Union Chapel, London, UK 27 Nov Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, UK 28 Nov Universal Hall, Forres, UK Dec 01 Queens Hall Edinburgh, UK Dec 02 Perth Concert Hall Perth, UK Dec 03 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK Dec 04 Great British Folk Festival, Skegness, UK