Paul Hilliard

I'll treat you so many ways,you're bound to like one of them! 


Do I make music, or does music make me?.........what a long strange trip it's been... 
  • San Francisco, 1968-1970: Paul played guitar and recorded with Mark Karan (Ratdog, Huey Lewis, Grateful Dead), Bruce Forman (International jazz guitar celebrity), Ben Bossi (Romeo Void)  and many others in addition to playing North Beach-Fisherman's Wharf for years. Sharing street corners with Richie Havens and Shields and Yarnell. 
  • Hawaii 1970-1972: Playing the Islands with rock group "Hot Lava" as lead guitarist and songwriter.
  • New Mexico 1975-1985: Touring the USA with the Curiosity 10 piece show band, playing "that funky music." Played over 500 shows as lead guitarist, from Boston to California. 
  • Nashville 1988: Signed to the Olympus Music group as Staff writer/Artist. Released the single "Help us go the distance." Played with Billy West (Leon Russell), Victor Wooten (Bella Fleck), Jimmy Mattingly (Dolly Parton), and others in the Nashville music community.
  • New Mexico 1998-2003: Toured with The Jill Rivera Show as principle songwriter and lead guitarist, penned her first single "The Book" as well as the title cut and 3 tunes on her debut cd "Tell Your Story Walking", NM Music association's "Best Singer/Songwriter" award. In 2002, released the live CD "Perfect World." In 2003 opened for the Doors at the Journal Pavillion in Albuquerque. In 2010, recorded a new CD "Be careful what you wish for", released in early 2011. Currently working on the new cd 'Bring On The Rain"
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