American Folk Music, Old Time, Bluegrass & Folk-Blues - From Cornwall UK


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"I like pretty little songs - simply done, down-to-earth, with something to say."
Doc Watson

"And so do we."

 Keith Hills

Folk-Blues & Ragtime Guitarist


Keith Hills began his love for the acoustic guitar in the 1970's, and quickly established himself as a fine musician in the folk clubs of his native Cornwall and the UK; travelling extensively through Europe, with guest appearances on radio and at folk festivals.

You can also visit Keith's new website:


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Keith Hills video clips now available online!

Here are a few video clips of Keith Hills in concert.

Some nice new songs here:

Fathers Day

Two Way Conversation

Maggies Seat

contrasting well with:

You Must Be Right

Send A Letter Down

Powder Rag

We hope you enjoy them

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"For lovers of the acoustic guitar,

Keith Hills has been, for many years,

one of the most acclaimed fingerstyle

players in Cornwall. His technique,

tone and sensibility have been
a quiet inspiration to countless local

guitar players. With a growing reputation

as a songwriter, a Keith Hills concert

provides both an intimate and enjoyable

musical performance, and a masterclass

workshop for all budding guitarists;

on every occasion."





                                   photos Rob Jewell




What the critics say:

"An outstandingly skilled musician,

with an enviable depth and spread of understanding

of the acoustic guitar..."    

Living Tradition

"A fine bluesy guitar, warm gravel voice,

and a wealth of world-weary material.

just the stuff to fill the midnight hours."   

Folk Write

"Great stuff.

He can play at my club anytime!"    

Buzz Magazine








KEITH HILLS "Recovery" Fellside FECD128


It was back in '93 that "Making A Million" was released by the Ragtime Millionaires of Fellside, and it was a CD that benefited from the acoustic guitar and songwriting skills of Keith Hills. On their second recording Keith took on the additional roles of recording engineer and co-producer, plus additional guitar and backing vocals! Here we have his debut album as a soloist, with all compositions, save one, being his own work.

Hills is an outstandingly skilled musician, with an enviable depth and spread of understanding of the acoustic guitar, and this is demonstrated throughout the album.


He's been around the folk scene since the early seventies, based in Cornwall but travelling extensively in both the UK and Europe. His style and technique has been cultivated and refined and this is allied with a very personal and focused lyrical content based around his family and friends, giving an end result which is essentially introspective, but which I found to be immediately familiar and comfortable.

The guitar technique is clear, bright, ringing and very tasty - somehow very much of an era, and I suppose that's part of the attraction of the album for me. His voice and singing style, redolent of Dylan, are also relaxed and comfortable, with the overall effect engendering a fondness for a period I knew well and which Keith Hills successfully encapsulates with this distinctive music and style.

Mel Howley

Festival, Concert & Club Promoters

If you organise the best in live acoustic music, at any kind of venue,

you can listen below to The Keith Hills Sampler

and then contact himfor bookings at:       

    01736 756998  or    07772029874


Keith Hills Acoustic Guitar

To hear some of Keith's original songs from his fine 'Recovery' CD,

click here to visit the Acousticart Store