“Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost is a relatable, optimistic folk album; and I daresay anyone who doesn’t like this album is a curmudgeon.”
“Bob Hillman is taking his rightful position as one of America’s great songwriters.”
“Hillman’s lyrics are the terrible things I think, but do not say.”
“The audience was also thrilled with…opening act Bob Hillman, a performer 1/3 Bruce Springsteen, 1/3 Bob Dylan, and 1/3 Conan O’Brien.”
“I’ve never heard of this Mr. Bob Hillman but that song about War & Peace is enough to make you want to pick up War & Peace and start reading it.”
“Opening act Bob Hillman was a bit like a male Suzanne Vega with a wackier sense of humor, a less-tentative Elliott Smith or perhaps a folkie Tenacious D His set was good enough to suggest he may be one indie movie soundtrack away from bigger things.”
“No frills, no soft soap, no funny business – this is all meat-and-potatoes, straight from the gut and done with skill.”
“You can tell from the first note of the aptly names “I Think I’ve Taken Enough S*** From You This Year” that this isn’t going to be your normal folk-rock Bob Hillman record.”
“Lyrics don’t get much smarter and funnier than those in the songs by singer-songwriter…Bob Hillman.”
In early June, I took a night off from coaching baseball and went sailing with my good friends Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland. This is the seventh episode of their video series, and I hope they make lots more: what singer/songwriter wouldn’t want to talk shop and sing songs while floating around on an estuary?
On September 15th, I’ll be playing a concert in Los Angeles with Peter Case, who produced my 2016 album Lost Soul. Instead of a traditional music venue – bar, theater, etc. – this show will be at someone’s house: Paul Rock, who runs the Wild Honey Foundation, presents shows in the Wild Honey Backyard Amphitheater in Eagle Rock. I’ll be accompanied by Jonny Flaugher on bass, and maybe one or two others from the Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost band. Finally, we’ll be raising money for autism. See you there?!?
The animated video for the R&B-flavored version of I’m In Love With You has become my most popular video ever, with 2,000+ views in just over one week. And, I animated my wife without telling her! Ask for forgiveness not permission…
Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost is out now! You can buy physical copies at CDBaby, or buy/stream wherever you get your digital music. Or, you can listen here by clicking through the album cover: