Hilltown at Caffe Trieste

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Caffe Trieste and Kiki Wow present Hilltown on Friday, September 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Named after the little town that grew out of the well-traveled Salinas River fording site of the mid-1800s, the newly formed four-piece bluegrass band Hilltown is sure to get your toes tapping. The band plays traditional, country fried, and folksy bluegrass and always looks for ways to showcase the instrumental talents of the musicians.

Three of the band members (also of the venerable Fog Valley Drifters based mainly in Modesto) were looking for a way to stay in practice locally and invited guitar flat picker par excellence and singer Norm Green to join in. As happens with a lot of bands, things clicked and a new band was born. Along with Norm, band members include bluegrass nut and versatile musician Cory Welch on stand-up bass, vocals, and occasional dobro. Long time bluegrass fan and Scruggs style picker Chuck Hurd keeps the drive alive with his five string banjo. And anchoring the band with her solid mandolin chops, tasteful instrumental breaks, and vocals is Rachel Bennett.


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409 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
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