Portland’s junkbox blues duo Hillstomp is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. Somehow it works.
Hillstomp’s memorable live performances tap into a magic that cannot be rehearsed, converting outlaws and traditionalists alike from skeptics into preachers. Guitarist Hurricane Henry Hill Kammerer and John “Lord Buckets” Johnson will give full display of this ferocious live energy celebrating the release of their new album Monster Receiver over two nights at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside Street. On Thursday, October 18, they will be joined by Cedar Teeth opening the night and on Friday, October 19, McDougall will start the night out. Both shows begin at 9:00 pm and tickets are $12.00 – $15.00, available in advance through Ticketfly.com. 21 and over only.