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Upcoming appearances:

July 26, 6-9pm, Taco Cat, Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg, VA. The Kind guitarist Tom Snediker joins John for eclectic songs and tunes spanning blues, folk, rock and world.

September 7, 6:30-8:30pm, Taco Cat, Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg, VA. John and Erin Hawthorne bring eclectic songs and tunes from across the genres, including a performance of REM’s entire ‘Automatic For The People’ album.

October 10, 6-9pm, Solo Guitar Show, Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic and eclectic song selections at the beautiful Rising Solo brewery.

October 12, 11am-2pm, Acoustic Show, Bear Dance Market, Christiansburg, VA. Deep-tissue acoustic guitar and eclectic song selections to celebrate Bear Dance Market’s opening weekend.


John Hildreth is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in southwest Virginia. His live performances feature visually dynamic acoustic guitar techniques as well storytelling and genre-bending arrangements. He utilizes a percussive, finger-style approach to the guitar, and his repertoire features original instrumental and vocal tunes, as well as a cross-work of covers spanning rock, Americana, world, jazz, and classical. His inspired style evokes the late, great Michael Hedges, as well as contemporary artists such as Kaki King, Don Ross, Andrew York and Andy McKee.

John is available for festivals, house concerts, parties, community events, club gigs, coffee shops, and the like. Please contact for booking information.

In the band setting, John plays both electric and acoustic guitar as well as mandolin, banjo, synthesizer, piano, and melodica. He can be seen performing with The Breakfast Club, Dot Dot Dash, Two-Penny OperaThe Completely Smashed Irish Band, Taco Cat and Music In Three Dimensions in and around Virginia’s New River Valley.

View calendar, photos and video using the menu above. EMAIL for solo and band booking information. Also check him out on Reverbnation and LIKE John on Facebook.

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