Nikki Hill & DiMaggio Connection - Bedrock 66 Presented by WUIS
Well, fourteen years of bringing unknown should be knowns, the known should be better known and the legends who should never be forgotten the Sangamon Valley Roots Revival continues to bring the “hep-est” shows to the capitol city. This year’s anniversary show is one for the ages. The new Queen of Rock and Roll and her Little Richard inspired take on the American music catalogue, Nikki Hill and the Gretsch guitar sponsored undisputed European champion of rockabilly guitar, Marco DiMaggio and his Di Maggio Connection.
Season tickets for this year’s “short season” Bedrock 66 of six shows are on sale now by visiting http://www.bedrock66.com/season-tickets/. A regular season ticket package for all six upcoming shows, will cost only $71! The premium package will guarantee you and your fellow premium season ticket holder with premium seating for $125.
Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.
Hill and her band (who Nikki deems ‘The Pirate Crew) are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way. With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock and roll again! Nikki’s gritty and raw voice with Stax soul dynamics, driving rhythm guitar from Matt Hill, and a tight rhythm section provided by Ed Strohsahl and Joe Meyer come together and make a sound that just sounds like the truth.
Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs at church as a child. A stint living in nearby college town Chapel Hill introduced her to many different styles of music and the awareness of music (and more importantly, unique and non-mainstream music) as a possible career. After pairing up with her guitar-playing husband Matt Hill, they have made an unstoppable team and have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses! www.nickihillmusic.com
Italian Rockabillies the DiMaggio Connection have played all over the world. No really, USA, UK, CHINA, RUSSIA, HOLLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, DENMARK, GREECE, LATVIA, FINLAND, ESTONIA, SWEDEN, AUSTRIA and ITALY and more. How do they sound? Try shaking some of the wildest face of R'n'R, PsychoBilly-Core, NeoSurf-Rock, add a touch of Hardknocking-Swing and mix it up with the dexterity of this power trio, and you'll get the Di Maggio Connection.
The band leader, Marco Di Maggio, has been recognized by the international press as one of the top world's R'n'R guitarist/singer. Marco’s brilliant musical background covers many styles, ranging from Rock, Rockabilly, Power Surf, R'n'R, Neo Swing, Country and Blues. He writes his own music with character, mixing up an explosive cocktail of different influences. www.marcodimaggio.com