What comes to mind when you hear the name Dan Hill? An astute music fan of some age may recall Hill as the voice behind the 1977 ballad, “Sometimes When We Touch.” Others may remember his 1986 duet with Vonda Sheppard, “Can’t We Try.”
Though it’s been more than two decades since Hill charted a song, he has remained active as a singer and songwriter with a career spanning five decades, penning tracks for some of the more recognizable names in music including Alan Jackson, Brittany Spears, Reba McEntire and the Backstreet Boys. Hill’s resume also includes a solid trifecta: he's chart-topping singer, songwriter and Grammy-winning producer. “Sometimes When We Touch” reached No. 1 in Canada and No. 3 in the U.S., he wrote No. 1 country songs for Sammy Kershaw and Mark Wills, and he picked up a Grammy as a producer on Celine Dion’s 1997 album, “Falling into You.”
The Toronto native will be crossing the border for a show at 8 p.m. March 25 in the Bear’s Den Showroom inside the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, where fans can expect to hear his classics, along with a collection of the hit songs he has penned for other artists.
Hill’s last visit to Western New York, a date at the Lancaster Opera House a few years back, was an intimate evening of song and story, as Hill shared a look beyond the music. The Bear’s Den is the perfect setting for a similar evening of musical magic. Tickets are $35-$45. Visit senecaniagaracasino.com, ticketmaster.com or call 877-8-SENECA.