“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.”
Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost comes out in three weeks! Tim Robinson built the cover collage around images from the songs. But there’s one discrepancy: no birds. When I pointed that out, he said, or – more precisely – intoned: “you have to have a bird.”
Today, Rock and Roll Globe premieres another track/video from the new album. Cocaine Ruins Everything starts with a David Crosby reference, but really the point was to explore how the rock ‘n roll lifestyle changed in the 70s relative to the 60s. Thanks to the music journalist/songwriter Jim Allen for making this happen!
I’ll be celebrating the April 5th release of Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost with an April 4th concert at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco. Rick King on guitar, Bob Donlon on bass. Also appearing: Whitney Rose from Austin, TX.
Today, Elmore Magazine premieres the second track/video from my new album. The video was directed by Dan Foldes and stars Ken Newman. The track – which was produced by Jonny Flaugher and performed by Jonny, Rich Hinman, Phil Krohnengold, and Tamir Barzilay – is also notable for Paul Cartwright’s gorgeous string arrangement. Stick around for the build into the solo at ~2:00!
It’s my extreme pleasure to share the first track from my new album – Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost – in the form of a video premiere at Glide Magazine. The video was directed by Dan Foldes; the track was engineered by Pierre de Reeder at 64 Sound, produced by Jonny Flaugher, and performed by Jonny, Rich Hinman, Phil Krohnengold, Tamir Barzilay, and Laura Mace. Thanks for watching/listening, everyone!