About John

     John Hill is a singer songwriter residing near Ashland, OR. He has been a performing artist for many years, in various degrees.  After a ten year hiatus he could no long ingore his calling and returned to solo acoustic performance in 2011. Years ago he opened for the music legend John Fahey and more recently contemporary artist Sean Hayes. Recently he was one of the featured artists at the 2012 Florence Winter Folk festival, the 2012 and 2011 Prospect Folk Festival and in the recent past as a musical actor, he has performed in a couple of shows for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, a professional Cabaret in Ashland, OR.

     Two albums to his credit thus far, the first "Across the Field of Dreams" completed in 2011 and more recently "Folk and American Blues"  2013.  Like many modern recording artists, both albums are entirely self recorded and produced and he plays all of the instruments as well.

     His articulate and rich baritone voice interplays with his adept finger style and rythmic lap slide acoustic guitar and occasional stomp box and melodic harmonica to acquire the affect of a small tight band. His various influences include traditional and contemporary folk, blues, americana and a bit of 40's crooning. All combine to provide an intriguing, musical romp through Hill's lush forest of lyrics, melody and syncopation.

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Back in action after moving ! 

Feels good to be back playing again after a couple of months off for moving.  I am having fun playing for the folks up at The Green Springs Inn amongst other local venues.  Sweet, Sunday summer afternoons.

Ledger David Winery 

 Played the Ledger David winery last Friday eve.  Great little room with fantastic wines..  Music on Thursday thru Saturday eve weekly.  Check it out!

Medford just got Cooler - Roxy on Main 

So this last Saturday I had a very cool experience playing the new Jazz / Folk music venue, the Roxy on Main street in Medford, OR.  It is a medium sized rectangular shaped room with subtle lighting, high ceilings in a historic brick building in old Medford.  The menu is diverse and fairly priced yet with all of the choices fit on one page for an easy decision making process, complete with full bar. The owners set the pace for a very friendly and laid back space that caters to the ears and minds of true… Read more