The story so far...
Psycheceltic Blues Rock...with a twist
40+ Years of good-timey music
Papa Robert Hill, a singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist, has a long history of crafting and performing roots blues-based rock and folk music, and is currently performing exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the words of Kristoph Klover of Flowinglass Music, Papa is "the real deal."
From first picking up a guitar at age 6, through playing high school dances in the 1970s, and culminating with a whirlwind of playing many of the rock music palaces of Los Angeles in the 1980s with bands like Old No.7 Band, Blackjack Tailor, and Tomorrow's Reign, Papa's long background in blues and rock is always in evidence.
In 1985, Blackjack Tailor independently released their one and only album "Rockin The Boat" on MCF records, an album firmly rooted in the hard blues rock genre. Four years later, Papa and Tomorrow's Reign released their 3 song EP "Killing Time", featuring their single "Commandment of Love"
Moving away from Los Angeles in 1991, fate led Papa into exploring folk music, learning and playing fiddle and mandolin for English, Irish and Scottish folk dance troupes. Papa also joined and performed with the Dogwatch Nautical Band, a sea chantey band from 1996 until his departure in 2013.
In 2006, Papa self-released his solo album "Paroxysms of Apathy" through the online distributor CD Baby, and then re-released "Rockin the Boat" and "Killing Time" through CD Baby as well. And in 2012, Papa joined Avalon Rising, the SF Bay Area's premier Celtic Rock band, as their fiddle, mandolin and guitar player.
Every once in a while, a change is called for to keep things fresh. Currently, Papa is looking forward to melding blues, rock and Celtic folk with a psychedelic twist into something strange and new.