......Eric Hill has been writing songs for just over 30 years. He began honing in on his passion for songwriting at Bowling Green State University of Ohio. 'There were 20,000 students at BG, it was really a good sized town, and in 1970-71 the state of Ohio was filled with political unrest and music.' .....'At that time I lived in the attic of a big shared house in town and Jim Lynch was in the room below me. He would play non-stop for hours every night and I would fall asleep listening to this beautiful sound coming through the heat ducts. We spent hours listening to John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, The James Gang, and yes, even Grand Funk Railroad. It was really John Fahey who we idolized. One of the high points of my early experiences with music was singing Red House Blues, on stage in a big bar packed with people, with Bad Dog backing me up. I'll never forget it, ever. No one knew it was me, and I guess they still don't...' .....HiddenDrive came together at Millbrook Sound Studios in November, 2002, to bring to life the music and lyrics that Eric Hill had put together over the years. .....The album was produced and engineered by Christopher Cubeta, an accomplished musician and songwriter in his own right. Chris brought in Frank Carillo whose musical wisdom and talent forms the foundation for the entire project. He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Hammond B3 organ, mouth harp, and the Spanish laud. Norman Deltufo is the responsive, precise drummer and percussionist who creates a range of rhythms playing a variety of percussion instruments. Karl Allweir plays bass with intuitive power and sensitivity on every track. Christopher Cubeta plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and puts in backup vocals as well. The result is a synergy of melodic clarity and rhythmic strength unified by the true-to-life themes of love, loss, and re-emergence that form the core of Eric Hill's work. The album refuses to let you sit still, song after song.
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