Festival's free concerts guaranteed most note-worthy

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Lebanon is putting on a free concert on Saturday, and it sure sounds good to this writer.

The 4th Annual Lebanon Festival runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the soccer fields next to Hanson School on Upper Guinea Road in Lebanon.

Hilton Park, the feature act, has a down homey, bluesy, rootsy nakedness that is powerful and hypnotic.

Their earthy and organic sound channels bluegrass, roots and rock, and intones an innocence throughout that is striking.

Hilton Park came onto the Seacoast New Hampshire and Maine music scene in 2013, wowing local music critics with their beautifully blended harmonies and New England-style bluegrass, blues and roots riffs.

They've already been nominated for several New England Music Awards and won Best in Maine in 2015.

Hilton Park plays from 1-3 p.m.

Brian Callaghan of Portland, an accomplished classical guitarist, will play from 10-11 a.m.

He is a classically schooled guitarist, who mixes precise chords and pinpoint picking to tailor his interpretations of both classical, jazz and pop standards.

In 2008, Callaghan was featured in Maine Art Scene's 1st Statewide Music Performers Online Showcase.

If you're into classical guitar and want to watch a premier Maine talent, or want to see a Maine roots and folk band that is going nowhere but up, don't miss their free shows at the Lebanon Festival.

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