Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward,Â HillfolkÂ NoirÂ has been described as a dark, country-tinged, swampy-swinginâ€™, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. The band calls it Junkerdash, but no matter the descriptor, youâ€™ll findÂ HillfolkÂ Noirâ€™s psychedelic swamp-shack rags equally spooky and toe-tapping.
HillfolkÂ NoirÂ has toured nationally and performed with James McMurtry, Built to Spill, Bonnie â€œPrinceâ€ Billy, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle,Â Gourds, and more. Their unique roots gumbo has broad appeal, as evidenced by the disparate gigs they have played at everything from hipster clubs to square dances to folk music festivals.
Sunday, June 26, 8pm, Fort George in Astoria, No Cover.