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Hillfolk Noir - Pop Songs for Elk (Self Release)

Star rating: 
3

Once again, multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward and his Idaho-based trio Hillfolk Noir (Michael P Waite and Alison Ward), presents a further dozen songs scratched from the backwoods. Their self-styled 'junkerdash' music is created with little more than resonator guitar, banjo and upright bass, together with the occasional washboard and musical saw, which adds that all important homemade hillbilly feel. Although the songs are presented as originals, one or two familiar characters pop up such as Little Sadie and Sister Kate, rubbing shoulders on the dance floor with Uncle Jake. It's all pretty authentic, unpretentious and as grass roots as it gets.

Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky

Show Number: 386  
Airplay Date: 29.07.15
Track Played: Shimmy 
Release Date: 23.06.15
More Info: www.hillfolknoir.com