Thu Jun 28 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room

111 E Sixth Street Newport, KY 41071

$10.00

Ages 18+

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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Wonky Tonk

  • Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

    Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

    Outlaw Country

    Sarah Shook & the Disarmers is an old school outlaw country/Americana band with punk tendencies. Inspired by artists such as the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams, Sarah sings with confidence, control, and, at times, a hint of menace. The Disarmers match her on every track, coloring the tales of resilience and empathy with as much urgency as ever as well as a broader sonic sweep.

     

    Her second album 'Years' will release on April 6th, 2018. At its pounding heart, 'Years' crackles with a pointedly contemporary and relevant take on the outlaw spirit. Built around the buoyant pedal steel of Phil Sullivan, and the post-punk rattle and Live at San Quentin hum of Eric Peterson’s guitar, there are echoes of Nikki Lane and Merle Haggard as much as Ty Segall. It's home is the ragged-but-real honky tonk, not the bro-country “honky tonk.” It’s easy to hear Sarah as a close cousin to artists like Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price on the title track, or in the country-‘60s mod vibe on “Lesson.”

  • Wonky Tonk

    Wonky Tonk

    Folk Rock

    With a closet full of boots, a heart full of wander and a soul full of songs, the charming and multi-talented Kentucky “Wonky Tonk” woman releases her debut album Stuff We Leave Behind in hopes of continuing her Wonky ways with a lighter heart in lieu of finding the Neverland in all of 

    Jasmine Lorraine “Wonky Tonk” Poole grew up in the hard scrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try. 

    Wonk’s influences, John Prine, Guy Clark, Modest Mouse and Loretta Lynn among them (especially Loretta), are apparent but her music is not derivative. Loretta, Skeeter Davis, Iris Dement and Jenny Lewis come to mind but none of her comparables quite pin her down. Wonk is her own cowgirl. “Cowgirls get up in the morning, decide what to do and do it”, she was told as a child. Fiercely independent but naturally shy Jasmine uses her alter ego and blue cowgirl boots to deal with the notion of impossibly cruel but equally exhilarating existence. 

    One byproduct of youthful innocence is a constant disappointing, bewildering surprise: 

    You used to call me baby 
    You used to call me darlin’ 
    Now you don’t call me at all 

    Another is vulnerability and manipulability: 

    In the greasy ballroom 
    You whispered in my ear 
    Darlin’ life is a gamble, romance a drug 
    The whole world is dancin' 
    Won’t you give in and love 


    Her eleven song debut release Stuff We Leave Behind deals with the necessity of moving on at critical points in your life. Stuff that once seemed important must be cast aside, ex-lovers relegated to the shadows. “Heartbreak makes the jukebox play”, she was once told. Her song titles reflect her wandering spirit and a fascination with time and place. “Cleveland." “Denmark." “Tennessee." “Montague Road." A veteran troubadour at such a tender age, Wonk has toured Europe with the same restless drive as her native Northern Kentucky. 

    Tom Robbins told us that even Cowgirls Get the Blues but all is not remorse and regret. Jangly sunshine pops through the clouds unexpectedly, such as in “Parkland Avenue” (arguably the best track). Though softly. Without the glare. 

    Wonk’s lyrics are worth a read even without the music. The album tracks her evolution as an artist and a person. The gravel, rutted road to an emerging wisdom. 

    Tennessee didn’t you hear 
    Money’s not real and neither is fear 


    Pay attention to Wonk. Not just because she is talented and beautiful. Pay attention because she has an important purpose. To help you remember. To help you forget. Or to help you remember why you chose to forget. 
    With love from Kentucky, 


    Wonky Tonk

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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Wonky Tonk

Thu Jun 28 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room Newport KY
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Wonky Tonk

$10.00 Ages 18+

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