No strangers to Behind the Barn, The Lonetones will return to the stage in early May with their eclectic brand of original music. This is a free, all-ages show that is also weekly LIVE Radio Concert Series hosted by Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle and broadcast LIVE on 105.3FM from Barley’s Taproom in Maryville, TN.
“The Lonetones have perfected contemporary Appalachian music” according to Blank Newspaper. But that might not mean exactly what you think. Wayne Bledsoe of the Knoxville News Sentinel notes that “it’s a group that isn’t hemmed in by any boundaries… the Lonetones have developed into a genre-bending group that doesn’t quite fit into any niche and instead feels right almost everywhere.”
They have been called Americana, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Folk Pop, Modern Folk, Folkadelic…. Driven by the songwriting of Steph Gunnoe and Sean McCollough, the band artfully fuses urban and rural themes and musical styles. The lyrics are fueled by a search for identity in the changing Appalachian landscape. Sometimes you’ll catch them playing banjo and mandolin. Other times, electric guitar and keyboards.