Thursday - January, 16 @ 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.”
“Hilton Park is about as New England as clam chowder and flour biscuits… rootsy folk that imparts an old time feel in brand new songs. A listener would undoubtedly imagine themself comfortably on an old front porch, right next to this dynamic trio”.
The Third Half
“Hilton Park is creating a whole new genre for current music. They have reinvented acoustic”
Amy Nachbar, Boston Examiner
“Hilton Park has that one-in-a-million voice you never encounter in person, and the compositional skill to make good on the gift; … a stylish salve for modern music”.
Akademia Music Awards
“Hilton Park tells its story with a warm, family tenderness that everything is going to be okay so long as you listen closely… like a sweet flowing fabric that catches warm breezes as it dries on the line out back of your summer home. From rowdy saloon bustling ballads, to soft, candied flowering story, there is something for everyone.”
Megan Gazzo, The Equal Ground
“Hilton Park has made quite a name for itself in the circles of acoustic music. Their originals ring out in every note with pop brightness, harmonic finesse, and within the framework of good song craft….Hilton Park just might be the beginning of a huge music scene trend gaining more mainstream appeal.”
Bill Copeland Music News
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.