(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Moody folk-rock singer-songwriter Justin Hillman, a native of South Berkshire, performs at Mission Bar + Tapas on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 9pm, as part of the venue’s WordXWord Songwriter’s Room series. Hillman will be performing songs off his most recent recording, Momentous Change.
Hillman’s music is colored by lush acoustic guitar textures, minor-key melodies, complex chord progressions and soothing vocals. His style variously recalls The Band and Ellis Paul. Hillman, who has performed at New York City’s Bitter End, City Winery and Arlene’s Grocery, is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, recording engineer, and yoga teacher.
In his mid-20s, Hillman, a native of Richmond, has been recording his own music since he was in his late teens. He owns and operates a recording studio called the MicroStudio. Hillman often combines his training as a yoga teacher with his skills as a musician, alone and in a duo format with yoga singer-musician Carrie Grossman.