Steve Hill (aka Steve Territo) began playing harmonica and guitar in 1965 after 5 years of music lessons on the accordion starting at the age of 8. By the early 70s, he decided that blues, and blues and soul influenced rock was the only kind of music he was interested in performing. He relocated to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 1974 and began playing, and now singing, in a series of bands. One of these bands, "J.B.Strut," became a local favorite from the early to the late 1980s, opening for such acts as Johnny Winter, Omar and the Howlers, the Tailgators, Little Joe Blue and others.