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Working Twice As Hard

by The Steve Hill Trio

Blues/rock with garage band energy and spirit.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. Somebody Please
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2. Working Twice As Hard (to Look Half As Good)
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3. Rocket Science
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4. Half Honeybee, Half Snake
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5. You Think You Know Her
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6. Live and Let Live
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Steve Hill (aka as Steve Territo) has been playing in bands since 1965. In the early 1970's he decided that blues influenced rock, the blues itself, and its various offshoots such as "soul" music and rhythm and blues, were the only forms of music that he was interested in performing. Hill moved from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas in 1974. He has continued to create songs that attempt to capture the spirit of blues and rock 'n roll from the mid to late 1950's through the 1960's. Many of these were songs where technical virtuosity and music theory often took a back seat to emotion, exuberance, and humor; music meant to be listened to on a Saturday night while dancing, drinking, and having a good time. Today Hill is fortunate enough to be able to continue to play and perform on Saturdays (and other) nights with some of the best players in the DFW area, including Cadillac Johnson, "Rockin' " Ron Thompson, Jas Stephens, Linda Waring, Aram Doroff, Steve Springer, Michael J. Dohoney, and others.

Reviews of the Steve Hill Trio's 2004 full length CD release, "What Ever Happened to ( Playing for the Love of Music???!!!!):

"Steve Hill is a rocking good songwriter and all of his tunes are witty, catchy, and best of all-praiseworthy." Bill Fountain-Southwest Blues Magazine

"While the music breezes from the upbeat to the downtrodden, it's the clever, catchy lyrics that really make their mark on this album. The Trio (particularly Steve Hill, who wrote the songs) prove that they can write as well as they can play. " Todd Maternowski-Pegasus News


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Tom Geddie-Buddy Magazine

"Working Twice as Hard" is Paying Off.
The Steve Hill Trio IS WORK-ing Twice as Hard on this enjoyable, six song EP. It's blues and rock with a bit of humor about a perpetual human male condition: yearning for somebody to love, even if we don't know what love is.
In the slightly slinky title song, a man sees himself in the mirror and realizes he "done got old." In "Somebody Please" and "Rocket Science," he's lonely in bar and wants somebody to take him home. He falls for a woman--"the chemistry sure is there"--but doesn't know her name and doesn't care about the big guy she's with. In "Half Honeybee, Half Snake," well, the title make it clear. In "You Think You Know Her (But you Don't)," he learns "you may think she will, but then she won't." "Live and Let Live" is a bit different from the first five, as a sort of libertarian anthem: "I don't need nobody to do my thinkin' for me...I ain't hurtin' nobody except maybe me."
Hill does the vocals and plays guitar and harmonica. He's joined by David Strong on bass and Virgil Zanders on drums. For anyone who's unsure, this is not the other local musician Steve Hill, who I used to work with and who recently died, nor any other Steve Hill who is a musician. This one lives in Springtown, and his "Working Twice as Hard" is, except for that aging thing, paying off.

Preston Jones-Fort Worth Star-Telegram-12/14/12

Lone Star sounds:Artists squeeze more worthwhile discs into 2012
Although it's often unfairly overlooked, the blues is a key component of the Fort Worth sound. This six song EP, from singer-songwriter/guitarist Steve Hill, is a welcome reminder of the genre's primacy, as well as its ability to make the familiar feel fresh. Following 2004's full-length (What Ever Happened to) Playing for the Love of Music?!, Hard is all original material, ranging from the harmonica-fueled shuffle of Somebody Please to the grinding come-on of Half Honeybee, Half Snake. Working is a fine showcase for Hill's spry vocals and ease with greasy guitar licks, which are a fixture on area stages. (stevehilltrio.com)