FRIDAY MAY 8 / BENCHWARMER’S PARKING LOT

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Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing.

“A unique inhabitation of trad mountainy music – an incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock ‘n’ roll”
– Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3