Going out with a bang! We’re excited to announce that Hillfolk Noir will be tearing up the stage at the festival’s closing night after party. These folk bring the groove, the raucousness, and a genre-blending sound that’s necessary to process the weekend of watching.
Hillfolk Noir, straight out of Boise, Idaho, have been making their own musical rules for more than 15 years. Their signature Americana “junkerdash” style has got a bit of everything in the mix – bluegrass’s rowdy cousin, a dash of string-band blues, and a sprinkle of electrified rockin’ soulful folksy witchcraft mayhem. Yeah, you read that right – it’s a wild musical ride.
Frontman Travis Ward, armed with ragged notebooks and a heap of inspiration, weaves tales that’ll take you to back alleys, open ranges, and front porches. Their songs are the real deal – earnest, gritty, and loaded with stories about lovers, law-breakers, heroes, and the ones who live life on the edge.
The Eastern Oregon Film Festival, known for showcasing innovative and thought-provoking independent cinema, and using these parties as distilleries for audience experience – and thrilled to have Hillfolk Noir wrap it up for us. Their performance promises to be an electrifying and foot-stomping festival finale.
John Doe (X, the Knitters) put it best: “If John Steinbeck owned a speakeasy, Hillfolk Noir would be the house band.”
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of music and movies at #EOFF2023! Join us on October 21 at the festival headquarters in La Grande, Oregon, for a rollicking good time. Get tickets to this and the rest of the program by grabbing a Festival Pass or ordering tickets from the festival schedule.