Multi-talented Tulsan shares more than just music.
Double Treble — comprised of Carmela Hill, left, Vashonda Sherra and Wilson Conde — performs at Guthrie Green in July.
A single mom, Carmela Hill moved to Tulsa from Ohio seeking a better life for her three children. Two decades later, Hill is a senior community relations specialist at Williams Cos. and a proud grandmother of five. Although that’s plenty to keep most people busy, Hill still finds time for a few hobbies. A talented vocalist, performer and poet, every aspect of Hill’s life is fueled by creativity.
According to Hill, this creativity literally saved her life as a child growing up in a challenging home environment. “I was always engaged in the performing arts,” she explains. “For me, it has always been a safe and comfortable place. It’s a way of expressing myself, a way of releasing stress, an escape mechanism.”
As an adult, Hill shares that gift with others. “If I’m wanting peace, happiness or something inspirational, I find it through music, poetry or some creative outlet,” she explains. “I find that when I perform, I like to give that same experience to others.”
Hill regularly performs solo and as part of her band, Double Treble, with Vashonda Sherra and Wilson Conde.
“I sing your favorite songs that you forgot were your favorites — songs I grew up listening to. I do everything except bluegrass and opera,” Hill laughs.
“I want people around me to feel the touch of love from inside of me through whatever creative vehicle I have because I know what it’s like to hurt,” she says. “I want people to know from me what it’s like to love and to feel loved and to feel appreciated and valued.”
For more information, visit facebook.com/carmelahillmusic.