Monday, June 27, 2011


Hey gang, so once again I find myself playing "catch up" with all of you all who have been trying to follow my blog! So much has happened, and there is so much more to come!

First off I have to give props to the band I&I who have shared the stage with us twice in the last couple months, once in New York City at KENNY'S CASTAWAYS and most recently at PUCK in Doylestown PA. Both acts put on great sets, and at the end of the night we got together for a big jam session. It was awesome! To see some highlights from Puck check out this video:

I&I, Big Ben Hillman and the Royal Family / Puck Live / 06.17.11 [HD]

There are plenty more opportunities upcoming to see Big Ben and The Fam in action.... next up we'll be playing in Maine for a special summer music series called Music On The Hill. Later in July we'll be returning to Lowell MA for the Lowell Folk Festival on Friday July 29th. This will be en exciting night full of Lowell music legends; not only will the fabulous Ryan Montbleau be headlining the show, but there will also be reunion of Cotton Mouth!! The topping off that same weekend, I will be performing at a new club in Philadelphia called KUNG FU NECK TIE!! That will be on Saturday July 30th. Exciting stuff!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Hey everyone, I know its been a minute since I have posted anything on here. I was kind of under the weather for a minute, and as usual I have been busy living my life at a mile a minute! But I don't want to be neglectful of my blog, so I thought I would just take this opportunity to remind you all about some upcoming performances we have!

Once again THE FAMILY and I will be returning to KENNY'S CASTAWAYS in NYC on SATURDAY JUNE 11th at 10 PM. Also joining us will be special guests THE KENYA HALL BAND from Portland, ME. Kenya Hall is a phenomenal vocalist whose soulful grooves will make you wanna stand up and kiss somebody! You don't want to miss one, y'all (but then you don't want to miss ANY of them, do you?) Of course we were at Kenny's not too long ago, playing along side Philly hip-hoppers I&I. It was a truly great night, a good time was had by all, and the two bands even shared the stage at one point, jamming together on a couple tunes. Here is a photo from that night, taken by my friend Amy Foxman:

Also to note, our next WICKED WILLY's gig for JULY 1 has been canceled! We are working on scheduling something new. Stay tuned for detains - and we look forward to seeing you all real soon!

Peace and love,
Big Ben