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
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
Last week i had the chance to play with Lauren Housley at the Live Nation office in London. We set up the same as the radio station (see previous BBC Radio post) and played three tracks for the office workers. More exciting news from this in the future!! but, for now heres a little photo of the session… Also nice to take a small amp out for once, my cream Fender Pro Junior and Strymon Flint for a splash of Reverb.
Inbetween Billy Bragg shows, I managed to play a live session for BBC Radio London with my friend Lauren Housley. She has a great new album, deffinetly one to watch. Check out the session on the link bellow . Were on at 2hr 43mins..