Arty Hill
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About Arty Hill


From Baltimore, Md to Central Texas, Arty Hill packs the bars and dance floors with his unique brand of modern Honky Tonk. He sings with an "'everyman' quality…reminiscent of Johnny Cash." (Vintage Guitar Magazine). His songs - marrying the soul of classic country with the wry storytelling of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt - have been recorded by the Grammy-nominated Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Alt-Country pioneer Jason Ringenberg, Rockabilly Queen Bee Marti Brom, and Austin’s Texas Sapphires, among others. His recordings have topped the FAR (Freeform American Roots) chart, and his songs have appeared in two seasons of "Gun it with Bennie Spies" on the Sportsman Channel and in the 2017 movie "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" starring Elijah Wood.


Arty is also co-founder of the Hank Williams Songwriting Workshop in Montgomery, AL, and an instructor at the Augusta Heritage Center's Classic Country Week in Elkins, WVa. His 2021 release, "A Thousand Smoky Nights," features Arty and his top notch band, the Long Gone Daddys. It includes 11 new original tunes, plus a re-imagined version of the Arty and Linda Hill penned '"Mascara Tears," featuring vocalist Michelle Hannan. Telecaster master and legendary Lost Planet Airman Bill Kirchen says: "From the brash R n R of 'A Twang coming On' to the open heart surgery of 'Are You Sleeping,' there's a wealth of real deal Honky tonk in here."





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