With a no-filter energy and explosive live show, Nikki Hill delivers a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! Her unique voice, with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, steers the driving guitar of husband and Blues Music Award winner Matt Hill and a tight rhythm section to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music. Nikki Hill’s self-titled, independently released EP in June of 2012 created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz that the band has traveled with across America and overseas to Europe and Australia. Those four tunes, along with the two full-length albums that followed, 2013’s Here’s Nikki Hill and 2015’s Heavy Hearts Hard Fists, along with her memorable live performances, have drawn a wide range of people from every avenue and musical taste to their shows. Her enthusiasm for music is simply contagious.
Portland blues fans great fondness for Nikki Hill began with a sold out debut at Duff’s Garage in 2012 and grew even stronger following a couple of searing sets at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival. The band will be returning to town for a special night at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside, on Thursday, September 15, for a 9:00 pm show. Tickets for this 21 & over show are available for $15.00 through Ticketweb.com.
There will also be a short performance on Wednesday, September 14 at noon at the Skype Live Studios, 1210 SW 6th Avenue. Seating is limited so make your reservations early. Or sign-up at skypelivestudio.com and watch the performance live online.