Listen: The Black Tones' Album, Cobain and Cornbread

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Listen: The Black Tones' Album, Cobain and Cornbread

Written by
The Stranger

Listen: The Black Tones' Album, Cobain and Cornbread

Written by
The Stranger

The Black Tones new album, Cobain and Cornbread, is garage rock mixed with New Orleans funkiness

Consisting of founders & twin siblings, Eva Walker (on guitar/vocals), and Cedric Walker (on drums), the blues- and punk-based dynamo continuously project subversion, power and the potential for something new on stage.

Born and raised in Seattle WA, they credit their family’s New Orleans roots as an influence on their music and writing.

They're making great music in a guitar-heavy rock style not typically associated with African American performers—even in 2019. While in high school, Eva was walking with a guitar when another student said, "Don't you know black people don't play guitar?" She didn't learn how false that sentiment was until someone introduced her to Jimi Hendrix's music. Through her early performances, Eva inspired Cedric to get into music—and in 2011, she taught him to play the drums. It's a cute origin story, and they've been performing together since, with a rotating cast of bassists. (One includes Eva's fiancé, Jake Uitti.)

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The Black Tones: twins Cedric and Eva Walker. Danny Denial via TheStranger