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Welcome to My Century

by Bob Hillman

Literate, tuneful folk rock.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Welcome to My Century
2:47 $0.99
2. Valentine's Day
3:45 $0.99
3. Games
3:07 $0.99
4. Greenland
2:35 $0.99
5. The Latenight
3:39 $0.99
6. Movie Star
2:42 $0.99
7. I Need You
4:08 $0.99
8. Anywhere
2:43 $0.99
9. Las Vegas
4:25 $0.99
10. Too Bad For You
2:58 $0.99
11. Tolstoy
2:34 $0.99
12. Bolted Down
2:39 $0.99
13. Secret Masterpieces
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Album Notes
Produced by Tommy West

Recorded and mixed by Tommy West Somewhere in New Jersey
Mastered by Nick Blagona at MetalWorks Studios (Mississauga, Ontario)

Bob Hillman: acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Sal Maida: bass
Dan Vonnegut: drums, percussion
David Hamburger: electric guitar (5, 8, 9, 12), pedal steel (5)
Mark Bosch: electric guitar (2, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Dave Schramm: electric guitar (1, 4)
Billy Masters: (9)
Brian Mitchell: organ
Tommy West: synthesizer (3, 6), harmony (5, 10)
Lisa Burns: harmony (8)
Ina May Wool: harmony (9)
Mary Wooten: cello (9, 13)
Cello arrangement by Marianne Osiel

Photography by Danny Rothenberg
Design by Elton Robinson

All songs by Bob Hillman ©2001 Lap Cat Music (ASCAP)/Further West Music (ASCAP)



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Jason A. Thomas

One of the best albums of my generation (so far)
Every track on the album is a gem, poetic and very insightful. It is one of my favorites so far in the century, so perhaps the title may foretell that Bob Hillman will, in fact, be a major artist of the age, whether or not ever being famous. "Las Vegas," "Greenland," and "Too Bad for You" are wonderfully intelligent and ironic with many different layers of meaning. "Tolstoy" proves that music about intellectual topics can be upbeat and serious at the same time. Also on the record are beautiful songs such as "The Latenight" and "Secret Masterpieces," which could have been written by Jackson Browne or Neil Young during their tender moments. This is a must-have for serious fans of folk/alternative music.

Laura T. Lynch of

Timely, entertaining music!
Hillman is an award-winning writer who pens funny, ironic songs that are honest and humorous. His latest thirteen track CD is a delicate blend of upbeat pop and folk rock sounds. Bob's lyrics are insightful short stories that are skillfully produced by Tommy West. Hillman is joined by other talented musicians to complement his expressive raspy vocals. Bob and the band create texture tones and songs that are both thought provoking yet comic. Hillman writes about relationships, politics and literature. Of particular interest is 'Greenland' an intelligent song that incorporates geography facts with a girl's wrongdoing. The hook line "you're twice as cold as Greenland" is accented with clever guitar rifts. The song is cutting edge cool. 'Tolstoy' is a deep dark trip complete with astute lyrics and intriguing instrumentation. 'Bolted Down' has an upbeat tempo, in your face guitars and witty lyrics about neuroses in New York City.