Hilton Park brings original sound to Guthries


On Friday,  Aug. 21, Hilton Park will perform at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St., Lewiston. Hilton Park is an original acoustic/vocal family trio from New England noted for their earthy, emotionally expressive and superbly crafted Americana, folk and blues. Father-son team Bruce Hilton (guitar, Dobro, Weissenborn) and Conor Hilton (guitar, mandolin) started the group in the Spring of 2013, adding Gregg Pannier (piano) a few months later.

After the release of their debut CD, “Greener Grass,” in November 2013, the group started getting immediate attention. In 2014, Hilton Park received two nominations: New England Music Awards “Americana/Roots Act of the Year”, and Spotlight Awards “Best Americana/Roots Folk Group.” Hilton Park also took home the 2015 New England Music Award for “Best In State: Maine”!

The Hilton Park sound is authentic and endearingly classic, with enough modern grit to captivate today’s audience. Their song arrangements consist of all acoustic instrumentation along with stylish and confident vocal harmonies that combine the blood harmony of the Avett Brothers with the melodic skill of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their songwriting style shows New England savvy, yet with roots in the Deep South. The result is a musical blend as original as it is melodious.

The show begins at 8 p.m.; there is no cover. FMI: call 376-3344.