Tosha Hill

Pearl Street Warehouse and Warehouse West Present

Tosha Hill

Scott Kurt, National Cherry Blossom Festival

Tue · March 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

National Cherry Blossom Festival's First Day of Spring Concert

This show is G.A.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

Tosha Hill
Tosha Hill
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.
Over the past few years, Tosha has begun to immerse herself more into the Nashville music circuit in
Tennessee. She recalls her first time in Music City as a moment that fueled her drive to find success and
meaning in music. “I remember the first time I arrived in Nashville to write with some songwriters at a
start-up publishing company,” she says. “The tall buildings and bumper-to- bumper traffic seemed exciting
and overwhelming at the same time. It was a huge difference from home, but my seventeen-year- old self
was ready!” (Later that year, Tosha was invited to perform for the Governor of Alabama at The Legislative
Orientation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.)
In 2011, while performing at a venue in Florida, Tosha met and befriended a financial advisor from
Brentwood, Tennessee who encouraged Tosha to perform and get reacquainted with the Nashville
scene. With her acoustic guitar in hand, she was just one of many standing in line outside of Nashville’s
renowned venue, The Bluebird Café.
Not only did she pass her first and only audition, she landed her own show shortly after – a rarity for up
and coming writers. Her first show included playing alongside established songwriters such as Gordon
Kennedy who wrote “Change The World” for Eric Clapton, Jim Parker and his song “I've Got A Feelin’
(Somebody’s Been Stealin’) for John Anderson, and Jerry Vandiver who wrote “It Doesn't Get Any
Countrier Than This” for Tim McGraw.
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.
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: Randy Owen (Alabama), Lonestar, Brenda Lee, Even
Stevens, 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.]
Scott Kurt
Scott Kurt
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in
every aspect of his music. His songs have earned comparisons to legends like Steve
Earle, Tom Petty, Gary Allan and George Jones, as well as multiple Washington Area
Music Association nominations, and opening slots for some of country’s biggest and
brightest stars, including Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, Frankie Ballard, Joe
Nichols and personal idol Radney Foster.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival's First Day of Spring Concert
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024