Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues outfit.
On August 11, The Ark-Tones released their 2nd full length album “Love You to Life” and they will be hitting the road spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go for the majority of 2018.
Describing their sound, Hope explained to Rockabilly Online “I would say we are a new take on an old sound. It’s been described as ‘pan-americana’ which means we use many areas of early rock and roots music as a creative launchpad. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess, because while we appreciate old music, we don’t want to write songs that have already been written.”
They’ve built a great network of venues in the US by touring heavily, and like many American bands, they have gained supportive fans and excellent press overseas as well. Hope was featured on the cover of UK Rock & Roll magazine in March 2015, and New York’s Ulster Magazine in March 2016.
The band has shared the stage with many larger acts including Tiger Army, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, Big Sandy, Wayne Hancock, and America, and has performed at a variety of festivals including Viva Las Vegas, Ink-n-Iron, and The Nashville Boogie.