Tonk / Press

“The group moves confidently, relying on stout bass, rattling piano and tales of heartbreak that unravel with a wry twang.... Lin Peterson’s guitar licks leave spaces for Shepherd Lane’s wiry pedal steel, while Jay Brown wraps his airy warble around lines steeped equally in humor and regret...Tonk is nothing more and nothing less than Raleigh’s most reliable honky-tonk outfit. It’s all in the name.”

“Tonk's country is consistently pleasing....As the outfit's no-nonsense name suggests, this stuff is grounded in a honky-tonk tradition that reaches further back than the country-pop crossover of the early-'70s SoCal scene.”