An exploration of home, community service and legacy.
Michael Hill is a songwriter, singer and guitarist whose music has always centered upon telling stories. He has recorded seven albums of his Original New York-Style Blues and with his band Michael Hill’s Blues Mob has shared his wide-ranging stories with audiences in over 30 countries. Michael is excited to again contribute, in partnership with his brother and lifelong collaborator and accomplice, multi-instrumentalist/composer Kevin Hill, to Bailey’s Cafe’s project As Quiet As It’s Kept.
“Crooklyn Soundshots” is the second of a projected trilogy of song cycles that will each seek to convey some of the feelings, experiences and ideas of an amazing citizen of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Their humor, passion, struggles and humanity will be spotlighted in succinct musical snapshots in the way that can only be done by music
Kevin Hill, a native of The Bronx, NY, has been studying bass guitar for fifty one of his sixty one years. His early influences were virtually curated by the extraordinary vision of his big brother Michael, with whom he shared a room, thus lending an eclectic and inclusive palette to his playing. Mike and Kev have been collaborators and co-conspirators from the very beginning and this project offers a wonderful opportunity to extend the breadth of their work. In addition to bass, Kevin adds keyboards, orchestration, composition, programming, production and engineering to the team.
Bailey’s Cafe presents As Quiet As It’s Kept (AQAIK), a multi-discipline performance installation based on the stories of veterans of color and their role in a changing community under the artistic direction of Monica L. Williams in collaboration with artists from various genres.
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