Hillstomp Unleashes their New Album “Darker The Night” & A West Coast Tour Along With It.
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Portland based blues-punkabilly duo Hillstomp is celebrating the release of their third full length album, Darker The Night, by cruising the country with The Reverend Horton Heat and Split Lip Rayfield. Drawing major influence from southern blues , Henry Kammerer (vocals/guitar) and John Johnson (drums/percussion) deliver a wildly exciting alt-country record that will have you stomping your feet and shaking your rump.
Formed in 2001, Hillstomp uses a plethora of both instruments and random inanimate objects, such as buckets, cans, and BBQ lids, to create their unique sound. United by a love of music and beer, Kammerer and Johnson formed their band in a basement and played their first open mic night with a drum kit made of cardboard boxes, plastic buckets, and a Weber grill lid. Receiving an overwhelming positive response, the two decided to make a go of their project and soon Portland was embracing the do-it-yourself band’s refreshing take on junkbox blues.
Hillstomp self-released their first full-length album, One World, in 2004. The album garnered radio airplay at over one-hundred fifty stations across the nation. Their next record, The Woman That Ended The World, received accolades both at home and overseas, and helped open the door to the international market. Invites began pouring in requesting the band to play at festivals and radio stations all over Europe. Hillstomp’s third full-length proves that the band is continually evolving and growing, yet still producing loveable, impressive, and downright funky blues tunes.
Catch Hillstomp on tour at one of the dates listed below:
8/10/10 – Fat Cat’s Music House – Modesto, CA (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/12/10 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/13/10 – House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/14/10 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/16/10 – Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/17/10 – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/18/10 – Rialto Theatre – Tuscan, AZ (with The Reverend Horton Heat & Split Lip Rayfield)
8/20/10 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID
8/24/10 – Kenton Park – Portland, OR
8/28/10 – Biketoberfest – Portland, OR
9/10/10 – Ash Street Saloon (MusicFEST NW, In Music We Trust showcase) – Portland, OR
10/7/10 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR
10/8/10 – Bombs Away Café – Corvallis, OR
10/9/10 – Humboldt State University – Arcata, CA
10/14/10 – Harvest Fest, Mulberry Mountain, AR