Stamford — Come on out for the always popular Concerts in the Park series on July 26 at 7 p.m. we welcome the dynamic and sassy Lara Hope & the Ark- Tones to Veterans’ Memorial Park, Main Street and Railroad Ave, Stamford.
Lawn chairs, picnic baskets, ear to ear smiles and dancin’ shoes are what you need for this energetic, fun loving, roots and rockabilly band! The Concerts in the Park series is always free!
For more information, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.
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 and blues outfit. The Ark-Tones recently released their second full-length album, “Love You to Life”, and have been on the road spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go. Describing their sound, Hope explains “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. This Hudson Valley band just completed their first international tour earlier this year! Hope was featured on the cover of UK Rock n’ Roll magazine in March 2015 and New York’s Ulster Magazine in 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.