Thursday - June, 20 @ 7:00pm
Hilton Park is made up of a father, son and neighbor from a small town in Southern Maine. Their music is a pure blend of folk and finesse, as evidenced by the way they meld their voices and creativity so seamlessly.
Though heavily informed by godfathers of acoustic music like Simon and Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Hilton Park is a modern, forward-thinking band whose tones and textures are sublime, brimming with both originality and ambiguity, making any of the usual comparisons seem superfluous.
No conventional rhythm section (drums nor bass… it’s madness surely?!) is to be heard in the majority of Hilton Park’s music. This brave move helps to distil their sound, as the exquisite three part vocal harmonies are able to come to the fore and the trio’s formidable instrumental talents are laid bare, with no crash and jangle to hide behind. Their careful choice of sparse instrumentation create a soundscape so full that they have been referred to as a “three piece quintet”…
Hilton Park has stories to tell, mysteries to solve and journeys to take us on.
This quote from a live review echoes what folks all over are saying about Hilton Park; ”They are the folks next door who just happen to be virtuoso musicians, styling traditional folk/country instruments with fresh and original tunes. But the biggest treat may be the vocal harmonies. Our audience was enthralled. Edge of our seats, truly.
Winner - Akademia Music Award, April 2017 - Best Song
Nominee – 2017 New England Music Awards, Album of the Year
Nominee – 2016 New England Music Awards, Roots Act of the Year
Winner – 2015 New England Music Awards, Best in State: Maine
Nominee – 2014 New England Music Awards, Roots Act of the Year
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.