Burritt on the Mountain in collaboration with Huntsville Traditional Music Association are happy to announce the 2021 opening of the HTMA/Burritt Cabaret Coffeehouse Series. This event will be outdoors, masked, and distanced at Burritt-on-the Mountain. Outdoor seating will be provided. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase at the event. All tickets sold in advance.
Tosha Hill, one of the most promising new artists from the Muscle Shoals area, is unquestionably one of the more unique and untouched original talents that has been growing quietly in the beautiful community of Florence, Alabama. The authenticity in her songwriting stands out from most, as her lyrics deeply come from the heart and consistently resonate with her audience. There are no frills or clever production with Tosha. She shares her stories that reflect and conjure powerful images with a sense of timelessness.
Honing her skills and musical influences from her father, Billy Hill Sr., Tosha exhibits an exceptional folk presence onstage that leaves audiences wanting more. Where her father instilled the work ethic and support, Tosha used those tools and ambition to cultivate a sound that is pleasing just as much as it is original. “Over the years, we’ve worked on lyrics, melodies, and my vocals together. We wrote and we wrote, and we wrote again,” she says of her father.
Being raised below the Bible Belt, church was always a constant in the Hill family, and it was there at five-years-old that Tosha discovered how music could release something much bigger than the self. Her journey began into the unknown and now the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. From local churches, state fairs, songwriting competitions, and studio work, Tosha started from humble beginnings and continues to take those foundations with her wherever the next show happens to be. She also performs alongside her brothers Josh Hill and Caleb Hill.
Tosha has since become an out-of-town frequenter of the Bluebird Café and has since played with John Oates of Hall and Oates, with whom she now calls a good friend. “I had met John at Randy Owen’s fundraiser in Florence, and he had wanted us to stay in contact so we could get together and write. We ended up writing a Philly-ballad entitled “You Let Me Get Away” at the Nashville Songwriters Association International a couple years later,” Tosha recalls.
A week after, the two performed the song at The Bluebird Café in a round with Sam Bush and hit writer Jeff Black. Oates and Tosha also recorded the demo with engineer David Kalmusky at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and later performed the song in the world’s largest songwriter’s festival, Tin Pan South, in the Spring of 2015 alongside songwriter Victoria Shaw. The link: https://youtu.be/CCCzhLJWK1c
They also performed during SXSW in Austin, Tx. The link: https://youtu.be/UegKGwWaTUY
As Tosha readies for the next steps in her songwriting career, fans can only wait in anticipation as the young woman from Florence, Alabama shares her songwriting with a voice that brings audiences to tears and draws new listeners from around the country.
[All other performances and collaborations include: Lenny LeBlanc, John Paul White, Lonestar, Even Stevens, Randy Owen (Alabama), Brenda Lee, Lynn Langham, Donnie Fritts and The Decoys, Travis Wammack, Spooner Oldham, Christine Olhman (SNL), Donna Jean Godeaux (Grateful Dead), Hannah Aldridge, Mark Narmore, Doug Gill, Byron Hill, John Ford-Coley, Jim Seales (Shenandoah), Cindy Richardson-Walker, and Bob Reagan.]