About

“The work is excellent...the songs are tender and gentle... 
Hill gives us songs to help us open our veins that will then bring solace. Actually they whisper into all of our souls”. 

Steve Stockman Author of Walk On; The Spiritual Journey of U2

Performance

Sam has performed throughout the UK and Ireland at theatres/venues/festivals large and small, some prestigious some not so grand!. The Borderline and Marquee in London to the former Soviet Republic of Georgia with stints in Holland and USA. He has appeared alongside and worked with many revered musicians. (see the photos page)

Recording

UK:
Ivor Novello Award winning film writer Richard G. Mitchell who has produced several projects with Sam. 
For many years Sam collaborated with producer Alan Gregson (known for his work with Corner Shop, Badly Drawn Boy etc) and violinist Richard Curran known for his work with Bert Jansch and Steve Tilston. Alan and Richard also played many live shows with Sam.
On the Gracenotes album musicains included: Mark Edwards (Katie Melua/ Duke Special/Aztec Camera) and Dave Clifton (Julia Fordham, Tinika Tikaram). 

USA: 
Sam recorded his 'Sunset Grill' album in Nashville TN wworking with multi-platinum mixing engineer and producer Russ Long.
Phil Madeira has played on two of Sam's albums, 'Cowboys and Moonbeams' and 'Sunset Grill', Phil is a member of The Red Dirt Boys’, Emmylou Harris's band plus much more... 
Grammy Award winning pedal steel player Al Perkins, who has worked with too many people to list and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy also played on 'Sunset Grill'.

Words from Sam

“I’m more of a heart songwriter than a story teller, the songs, they all mean something to me, based on my life and people I know. From early on as a songwriter I was drawn towards and influenced by songwriters like Neil Young, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Randy Newman, but I’ve never had the desire to write in any one genre or to sound like someone else, why would you?”.... "The songwriting never stops, it never goes away". 

"I’ve written songs that I'm happy with and managed to work with some world class musicians who also turned out to be great human beings. People are important, working with those have a heart for the music makes all the difference".

"My father was a great musician and performer, he taught me to play guitar when I was nine years old just after we moved from Scotland to North West England, cowboy gospel songs were the first thing I learned. My older sister bought every Beatles record on the day of release which was the soundtrack coming out of her room along with The Beach Boys. As a teenager my friends were listening to Led Zeppelin, Cream etc... I enjoyed all that music but was going home and listening to Simon and Garfunkel, Niel Young, James Taylor, CSNY... . I was in a band with friends from school, played a 1961 Fender Strat but acoustic based music was where I was heading".

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