Lessons & Lovers - OUT NOW!!!
“Lessons and Lovers is a reminder that through those tough times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and also a light inside of us.
I’m so happy this record exists. Thank you Wonky Tonk & the High Life for this album Thank you for spreading the message of Lessons and Lovers. Wonk on.” --- CincyMusic
"Wonky Tonk, Lessons & Lovers: A culmination of living, loving, and immutable strength " ~ Ryan Muddiman / IndiePulse
To purchase the CD please click button to the right >> Includes: CD, Shipping, Stickers, & Love Letter
Due to quarantine the Vinyl Records are still being produced, I can only order a small amount so for now you can still Pre-Order by clicking the button to the right >>
Pre-Order is $50 and includes:
- Signed* 12in Vinyl Record
- digital download
- love letters
- shipping in the USA (happy to ship internationally, will just have to charge shipping).
"Think of David Lynch conducting the Flying Burrito Brothers through a Queen arrangement with Jasmine on top of a 500’ tall parade float made entirely of knotty pine, pink plastic, satin, dirt, and glitter." - Dave Morrison
"Asking me to pick a favorite song would be like asking which child I loved the most. But, gun to my head, I would have to pick “Suitors” with “Stock Market” coming in at a close second. These songs will get stuck in your head, I promise. No matter the feelings her music will invoke, you will end on a happy note. - CincyLocalMusic
Engaging Greater Cincinnati singer/songwriter Wonky Tonk is gearing up for the release of her anticipated new full-length album, Lessons & Lovers, which is due later this year and is the follow-up to her 2015 debut LP, Stuff We Leave Behind.
In advance of the release of the album — credited to Wonky Tonk & The High Life, which features bassist Eric Dietrich and drummer Alessandro Corona — comes the music video for “Lessons,” the penultimate track on Lessons & Lovers.
Like a lot of Wonky Tonk’s material, “Lessons” borrows some tools and tricks from Folk and Country music playbooks and toolkits. But the music is never limited by those facets, boasting a clever experimental slant that gives it its distinctive charm and often an Indie Rock edge.
Think Jenny Lewis by way of Modest Mouse.
Wonky Tonk's music exists entirely in its own universe, though, sounding exactly like exactly no one else.
“Lessons” begins with just guitar and vocals, but as it creeps along, sounds swirl in the background subtly, creating a haunting ambiance. The song builds, sonically and emotionally — Tonk’s voice grows increasingly confident, moving from reflection and melancholy to full-on strength and empowerment, escalating to a refrain of “I’ve got all the love that I need.” In the video description, “Lessons” is described as “a song about self-love, the healing power of love and the light choosing Love brings to even the most mundane.”
Along with her music, Wonky Tonk has a history of great, artistic music videos. “Lessons” see her reteamed with director Dave Morrison, who helmed her clip for “Four Letter Word,” the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Award winner for Best Music Video.
Nominated for 2019 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
Folk / Americana
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I left for Ecuador 1/13/20 for a 3-Month WonkAbout at the Equator. I came to look shadows in the face and dance with chaos; Surrender to self-LOVE.
I was set to return on April 12, head west to Wyoming to play with JUSTIN TOWNES EARL, CHARLIE PARR and other big exciting things, release Lessons & Lovers & Wonkalicious Beer on 4/24, and then tour the record until September... it is now 4/25/2020 and I am now a 500hr Certified Yoga teacher quarantined to the Shamanic & Tantric arts school on a mountain made of obsidian nestled between 4 volcanos at the center of the Earth.
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(Pre-Corona) I tour the country playing tunes at goat farms, in theaters, basements, barrooms and other sanctuaries. Music is the vehicle by which I learn and practice love; The way I remember to dream and to help others remember they are alive and have choice to breath, have choice to love, have choice to dream, to Live.
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