Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. — TINMOUTH — The Tinmouth Old Firehouse brings new music from band Hilton Park at 7:30 on April 22. Hailing from southern Maine, Hilton Park is known in the northeastern U.S. for earthy, emotionally expressive and superbly crafted Americana, folk and blues. Every song tells a story, and there’s a story behind every song.
Combining veteran musical and songwriting skill with teen enthusiasm, father/son team Bruce and Conor Hilton and family friend Gregg Pannier explore intimate musical textures, digging into the roots of American blues, folk rock and country, while maintaining a contemporary feel of their own.
The Hilton Park sound is authentic and endearingly classic, with enough modern grit to captivate today’s audience. The backdrop of their live performances looks like the wall of a music store, with acoustic guitars, mandolin, dobro, weissenborn, Irish bouzouki… up to 9 instruments at any given show, plus Pannier’s piano. Along with the varied instrumentation, stylish and confident three-part vocal harmonies fill the repertoire, combining the “blood harmony” recalled in family acts with melodic skill. The group’s songwriting style shows New England savvy, yet with roots in the deep south.
The Old Firehouse is at Mountain View Road and Vt. 140 in Tinmouth center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10. Homemade desserts, coffee and tea will be available by donation.
For more info, call 802-446-3457.