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Hillstomp is a punk-blues duo from Portland, Oregon, known for refreshing takes on traditional material, distinctive original songs, and energetic live performances.

In December 2005 their “The Woman that Ended the World” CD was named Album of the Year by alternative weekly, Willamette Week.

On “The Woman that Ended the World,” North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia and a dash of punkabilly are duct-taped together into a rockin do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. This sweet racket comes clanging and tumbling from assorted vintage mics, buckets, cans and BBQ lids, drenched in rambunctious slide guitar.

Despite their homemade instruments and novel approach, Hillstomp is no joke. With help from a few of Portland’s finest howlers and growlers, Hillstomp has cranked out a raucous and dirty record to follow up their widely-acclaimed debut album “One Word.” With increasingly distinctive songwriting and powerful musicianship, they recycle traditional elements into something fresh and exciting. Fortunately they rock too.

“Unlike these two person garage bands that sprung up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, Hillstomp is a two person blues tornado, incorporating a punk energy into a traditional Delta Trance Blues Sound” -Music Misfits

“It’s surprising to remember there are no swamps in Portland.” -West Coast Performer


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  • katti85

    10 Jul 2:36pm Reply
  • lalojimenezf

    buen desmadre arman!

    4 Jun 2:24am Reply
  • dead2self

    New album. I pre-ordered last week and received it in the mail today.

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • dead2self

    I don't believe they're going on hiatus. I emailed them early this year and they said they were putting together another album due out this summer. I hope that still happens.

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • laianyfletcher


    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • davidwhoward

    absolutely jammin!

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • majo334

    pretty great !

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Reignmund

    Apparently they're going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Damn shame.

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • snowcrashed54

    These guys fuckin blew up the Lower Tavern on Orcas Island. Made our week, and then some...

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • alinamus

    Dig the Fred McDowell covers - these guys are great

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • Reignmund

    Wish they'd stop by Chicago. Seem like they'd be a blast live.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Smirnon

    would go down well in a pub accompanied by several beers

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • strajnic


    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Reignmund

    Their new album, "Darker the Night" is top form. Highly recommend it. Especially their cover of Uncle Dave Macon's "Old Plank Road".

    19 Aug 2010 Reply
  • kamil17g

    One of the greatest punk blues I've ever heard.

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • cheikcheikcheik

    good music, very good. should have more listens

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • openhousefest

    These guys are one of the greatest live acts!

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
  • kwinterm

    One of my favorite live bands, second only to with The Devil Makes Three, these guys are great!

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
  • mothwitch


    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Zer0_II

    If someone could help me obtain a copy of any of the albums that Hillstomp is featured on I would be very greatful. Please send me a message or leave one in my shoutbox if you can help me out.

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
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