Hilltop Music Shop specializes in guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments, including banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and ethnic instruments. We also carry a small and quality selection of hand percussion, drums, keyboards, and other, more unusual instruments. There is a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars to suit any budget. Every instrument is carefully hand selected and must pass the “inspiring to play” test. Inventory also includes a comprehensive array of accessories, pedals, and amplifiers. We consign, trade, and buy in musical instruments and gear frequently, so inventory is always changing!
Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.
Still On the Levee, is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates, The Motivators, the album plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master.
Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone!’ Chris melds the guitar styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.