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Eilen Jewell w/ Hillfolk Noir

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Eilen Jewell w/ Hillfolk Noir
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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General Admission

$22.00

Gold Section

$32.00
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Show Details
  • When: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $22.00 - $37.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Folk
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General Admission - $22
Gold Section - $32
Tickets increase $5 day of show (if available)


Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label's president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music.

 We really love to uncover the past. It's almost like digging for buried treasure, she says. For me, that's where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there's the word early in front of it.

For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, releasing Sept. 22, 2017, on Signature Sounds, they unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.


ABOUT HILLFOLK NOIR
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.
 

Hillfolk Noir’s touring line up consists of:
Travis Ward: Guitar, suitcase and singing
Alison Ward: Musical saw, washboard, banjo and singing
Mike Waite: Double bass