Duncan Hill is the real thing — a songwriter’s songwriter and a masterful guitarist with a refined, yet deeply soulful voice. His songs are equal parts humor, heartbreak and humanity. Happily lost somewhere between the rootsy lyrical elegance of John Prine and the howling vocals of his hero Greg Allman, he knows what matters to him: the songs. In fact, they matter so much to him that he recklessly ditched a perfectly good career as a guitarist and sideman and took a day job as a zip line tour guide in order to allow him more free time and less musical distraction to pursue making his own music.
That balance between outdoor adventurer by day and barroom poet by night suits him quite naturally. Hill is a self proclaimed son of “two bohemians with a hard ass work ethic. My dad’s a professional singer, and my mom is a published author. So you could say putting words and music together comes relatively naturally!” Pair that with a ten year resume of pro-level musicianship, an absurdly free spirit, and a relentless pursuit of good stories and you’ve got one incredibly unique artist.
His new EP, TEXACALIRADO, is a distinctly original blend of folk-soul poetry accompanied by an undeniably American brand of Rock and Roll. It was engineered and produced by industry giant Kevin Szymanski (Foo Fighters, Rod Stewart, Bruce Robison) and features some of the finest musicians in Austin, TX including members of Randy Rogers Band, Uncle Lucius, and Wrenfro. It is currently available via all major digital distributors and can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, as well as your local independent radio stations.