Hillfolk Noir

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The Club Night

7.30pm  – Grateful Fred and Friends

8pm       – Support

8.40pm  – Interval

9pm       – Headline Act

Filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll, and fed by family history and an affinity for acoustic mountain music, medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues, Hillfolk Noir are a truly compelling package.

Travis and Ali Ward, the husband-and-wife half of the touring quartet (the Hillfolk handle also applies when Travis performs solo or leads a duo or trio), grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho, near the Canadian border where ghostly echoes of the region’s settlers reverberate off the walls of the valley.

Though the history of their native soil informs their music, it wasn’t until Travis and Ali moved to Boise independent of each other that they met. And, what a perfect pairing it was.

Hillfolk Noir’s contribution to this century-old language has been described as a dark, country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. The band’s invented name for its singular sound is Junkerdash.

“We make the music for ourselves because we love it; we are having a great time and hopefully that is infectious,” Travis says.

Artist Website

Support: Mondegreen

Laura, Claire and Leanne played a great set at Grateful Fred’s when they supported Henry Priestman in August of 2017 and we were so impressed with their harmonies and songs that we asked them to come and play for the “Fredheads” again this year.

Their stage presence and presentation make them the perfect compliment to tonight’s headliners “Hillside Noir”.

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