Hillfolk Noir

14 June 2012 (19:30 - 22:30)

100% original Junkerdash from Boise, Idaho

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to and including “psychedelic swamp-shack rags.” However, if you’re looking for something neat and tidy to place in print or casual conversation, feel free to use current music-journalism parlance and call it “indie folk.”

Hillfolk Noir’s touring lineup usually but not always consists of:

Travis Ward: Resonator guitar, vocals, harmonica, kazoo, words
Mike Waite: Stand-up bass
Sam Sonite: Snare, washboard, tambourine, harmonies
Alison Ward: Singing saw, washboard, banjo, harmonies