The duo inspired in the Hill Country Blues and formed in Marbella (Andalusia, Spain) arises from the common interest in this style shared by Nacho Mena (Hot Nasho), guitarist and vocalist, and Patricia Cumplido (HF Pat), on drums.
Hot Nasho, who is known for his musical work as One Man Band (Hot Nasho and Himself Orchestra) and recognized Blues artist in Spain, asked HF Pat to accompany him on some of his shows with the washboard, where they would perform songs of american roots like Blues, Swing or Ragtime in addition to the Hot Nasho’s original compositions. At the same time, Patricia was studying drums and they soon set out to focus their style on this Blues style which was born in the hills of North Mississippi area.
His first work was released in 2019 under the name «4000 Miles From Mississippi» (Lolita’s Records), recorded live in his own studio on a four tracks recorder in a couple of days sessions, and which includes 6 original pieces, from the furious rhythm of «The Forgotten War», passing through the hypnotic «Don’t Leave me Darling» to the cheerful and sweet «Little Memphis Jump», not far away from this genre. Later, in 2020 they released the single «On the Profane side», a deep tribute to the Hill Country Blues musician Robert «Wolfman» Belfour, also including two versions of him, «Pushin’ my Luck» and «Breaking my Heart».
They are currently working on a new release where new compositions are adopting a more personal character, that although having Hill Country Blues as a musical concept, other influences can be noticed that provide new sounds and textures to their songs.
Last August 1st we had the opportunity to participate in the 30th anniversary of the Antequera Blues Festival, which reinvented itself for the occasion and where we performed our original songs based on Hill Country Blues. Some of the tunes that appear in this video can be found in our EP «4000 Miles from Mississippi»Sigue leyendo «Antequera suena a Blues»
«4000 miles from Mississippi» (Lolita´s Records, 2019) is the debut album of the Hill Country Blues duo The Hill Frequencies. The band, made up by Hot Nasho (guitar and vocals) and HF Pat (drums), sets their musical interests in the Blues born in the North Mississippi´s hills, which its beginnings with fife and drums bandsSigue leyendo «4000 Miles From Mississippi»