About Uphill

Uphill plays blues straight out of the Swampland. With a mix of original blues and revitalizing versions of lost classics from Chicago to the Delta, Uphill has brought their own Carolina tang to the table since 2005

Uphill returns to the home of the Deacon in Hertford, NC for the 33rd Annual Indian Summer Festival.  Deacon has performed there numerous times, starting in high school with the Perquimans County Marching Band.  Uphill will be returning this year to anchor the ISF stage after anchoring the festival 2 years ago.  Come hear some great Carolina Swampland Blues!


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Indian Summer Festival, Hertford, NC

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Carolina Swampland Blues



Sonny Morgan

Uphill has recently become the new home of another great local musician.  We're happy to welcome Sonny Morgan as our new bassist!  If you want to hear one of the finest bottom dwellers around, come hear Uphill and check out Sonny Morgan!

Above: Uphill at the Indian Summer Festival 3 years ago.