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
Woke up this morning and made the long drive back from Brighton to Manchester. The reason why was to play the last show of the summer with Billy Bragg at the Together The People festival.
We had a great show with a great audience. It’s always a pleasure to play a gig like that and a nice end to a great summer of shows. It was also great to catch up with Billy and hear about the shows he’s been playing with Joe Henry in Denmark and to talk about the next run of shows starting at the Union Chapel, London and heading up to Scottland for a short tour.
I also took the opertunity to head to London on the way down to pick a peice of Pedal Steel Guitar history… Let’s just say Sneeky Pete would be proud.
Stay tuned to hear more about this and shows. Don’t forget to check my out Instagram, Facebook and Twitter too!