July 30, 2016
Named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” in 2015 by Hudson Valley Magazine, and nominated for “Best Rockabilly Female” at the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier rockabilly, roots rock n’ roll, and rhythm & blues outfit. With the release of their fully crowd-funded debut album, Luck Maker, a music video for their single “Whiskey Pick” (official selection of the Woodstock Film Festival, and in WDST’s top 100 songs), and a relentless performance and touring schedule, it has proven to be an exciting time for the Ark-Tones.
Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 with the addition of Chris Heitzman on guitar and Dave Tetreault on drums. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style, as well as re-workings of classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life… wherever they roam.
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