Nikki & Matt Hill - photo by Greg Johnson

Nikki & Matt Hill (photo by Greg Johnson)

 Following her highly-praised performances at this last summer’s Waterfront Blues Festival and her sold out show at Duff’s Garage back in December 2012, Nikki Hill returns to deliver more of her high octane entertainment. Those who have seen her sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Drawing on vintage female R&B influences such as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown, as well as some of her favorite male singers Otis Redding and Solomon Burke, Nikki Hill’s tough vocal style fits with contemporary sensibilities yet evokes all the great blues shouters of previous decades.

Based in St. Louis, Nikki Hill’s background in music began singing in gospel choirs at church. Along with her Blues Music Award winning guitarist husband Matt Hill, they have established themselves as roots rock, R&B powerhouses and an outstanding not to miss act.

In March, Nikki Hill will return to Northwest Oregon for two dates. On Wednesday, March 5th she will be at Duff’s Garage, 1635 SE 7th, for a 9:00 pm show. Admission is $15.00 and as a CBA co-sponsored event, card carrying members may receive a $1.00 discount at the door. Then on Thursday, March 6th, Nikki will appear at The Birk, 11139 Highway 202, Birkenfeld, OR., for an early 5:00 pm show. Contact the venue for admission price and further information at (503) 298-6697.