Still Winter Hills will be bringing their own brand of Aylmer/Ottawa rock ‘n’ roll every Thursday in September.
Do you remember that dusty old crate of rock & roll records your dad had when you were a kid? That feeling picking out and needling down that well loved copy of The Stones’ Exile on Main St., rolling the volume up on Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush? If you dug around deeper you might stumble upon, the Faces, Big Star or The Kinks, which may have eventually lead you to some current artists like Wilco or even some Canadiana, like Matt Mays or Sam Roberts Band. With a nod to those influences but without rehashing what has come before, the Still Winter Hills have managed to capture that familiar, yet often hard to find sonic quality. Whether it’s a roaring, fuzzed-out rocker, a British Invasion-tinged jangle, or maybe something rootsier, it’s clear that these guys have a chemistry and an energetic authenticity with a deep love for the music that they play – both on the stage and on record.
Working with Dave Dudley (ex Furnaceface) at his studio, ‘The Resonator’, in conjunction with Reza Kazemi (No Fly List, High Waters) The Still Winter Hills have recorded their first full length album ‘Late Night Souls’. They called on friends Jill Zmud, Tom Pechloff (Bushpilots, The Big Bend), R.W. Haller and Darren Holmes to help out, then left it in the capable hands of Phil Bova ( Bahamas, Yukon Blonde, Feist) for mastering at Bova Lab Studio.
Still Winter Hills continue to garner airplay & attention from CBC Radio, The Ottawa Sun, and local college radio. They’ve also had the opportunity to play alongside artists like Matt Mays, Adam Baldwin, The Weber Brothers, The Warped 45s, Said The Whale, Michel Pagliaro and Collective Soul on stages such as The RBC Bluesfest main stage,The Dakota Tavern, The Black Sheep Inn & The National Capital Craft Beer Festival.