Hillfolk Noir Tour, the road home

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Dockery Farms, Mississippi July 23, 2010

Dockery Farms, Birthplace of the Blues?!
  • Dockery Farms, Birthplace of the Blues?!

A day off from gigs took us to the Mississippi Delta to see the country where music was invented. We Were not disappointed. The musical heritage was as fertile as the soil here. Dockery’s Farm was once a 15,000 acre cotton plantation that employed most of the best country blues guitarist to ever live. It was eerily vacant, so we made sandwiches, drank beer, and poked around all of the old structures. HOT…
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New Orleans, Louisiana July 24-26, 2010

Bank of Soul, New Orleans
  • Bank of Soul, New Orleans

If Kansas City was “hotter than sin”, then New Orleans was “sinner than hot!”. Mike and Caroline guided us through the best of the best…. Josh and Ross let us stay at there super comfy Bywater apartment. Miller Lite and Jamison’s at Bywater and French Quarter bars, Picken with St. Louis Slim, back yard house show, with Mr Brown Dog, great food, lovely people, this list could go on forever. …We’ll miss you until next time, New Orleans. On through the bayou up into the hills of NW Louisiana for a show in Shreveport.

Shreveport, Louisiana July 27, 2010

by Steven Godfrey
  • by Steven Godfrey

We were greeted with smiles and we left with hugs. It wasn’t the Louisiana Hayride, but Shreveport will most likely see us again. Thanks again for all the coffee.

Tulsa, Oklahoma July 28, 2010

Sound Pony, Tulsa,  OK
  • Sound Pony, Tulsa, OK

Tulsa oh Tulsa… We loved the Sound Pony! Free hot dogs and Miller Lite, classic Indie Rock on the stereo; Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Mudhoney, Slint, June of 44, etc. We stayed with Rachael and Aaron, a couple that we met at the show (thanks for the cheesy french toast).


Amarillo, Texas July 29, 2010

Our GPS led us down a dirt road…. “this ain’t the way to Amarillo”….. Not to worry, we made it to the 806 in time for dinner and the show. We were paired up with a band from San Antonio called The Dates. They were progressive rock and we were not! Now for a 143 hour drive to Provo………………………………...................................................................................................................................................................................................

Bedroom and Office (a.k.a. the van)
  • Bedroom and Office (a.k.a. the van)

Provo, Utah July 30, 2010

We’ve played in Provo several times before, but I feel like we finally found the club where all of the sinners hang out. We had a great show and got some good rest at the Sinners Hotel.

Pocatello, Idaho July 31, 2010

We arrived in Pocatello early enough to have dinner with Uncle Dave, Aunt Linda, Mom and Chris. Playing in Pocatello is always a good, but the owner of the brewhouse vibed us over our pay. Argg!

Oh well. The trip is done, and we consider it a huge success, with very few Hillfolk ups!

Home!
  • Home!

Boise, ID July 21-31 2010
by Ali, who didn't go on the tour, but stayed home to keep everyone fed and watered!

Q is for Quiet. Not a lot of that to go around right now!

R is for Ruben who has had the stomach flu, which is never fun, but especially when it is 100 degrees.

S is for Slurpees, popSicles, and Snow cones.

T is for Ten more days to go!

U is for Underneath every thing else, I miss my best friend.

V is for Value, appreciation, loneliness, I've been thinking about this stuff a lot lately.

W is for sWimming!

XYZ is for gardens and Zucchini.

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