Show Review: The Black Tones Unveil Long-Awaited Debut Album Release at Chop Suey

The Black Tones, a trio, fronted by Eva Walker with twin brother Cedric Walker on drums, blend, soul, gunge and blues in an classically bold manner.

The Black Tones laid it all out at last nights electric Cobain and Cornbread Album Release concert setting up an impressive line up opening with the acoustic fire of Payge Turner, and Rock/Grove band Black Ends. With mom, sister, and others getting up to lead the crowd in claps, it was a fest full of love and support sending organic smiles across everyone faces, performers and participants. Kicking off their set with a platter of fresh-baked cornbread, the night felt like a cross between thanksgiving at Grandma's house and your favorite rock concert all wrapped into one perfectly curated evening.

The All Black women led event attracted one of the most diversely supported audiences seen in Seattle, bringing in everyone from rappers to rockers all in attendance, all rocking out as one accord altogether.

Playing to a sold out crowd, the energy in the room was supportive and at that perfect place of sheer magic.

The Black Tones strutted through an impressive set, playing the complete album from top to bottom with style and ease. A stand out moment, and equally endearing was the acoustic duet cover of Adina Howard's staple "Freak Like Me" by Walker and her Mother. Their souring vocals led every lung in the room to belt out the song, and it was a definitive moment hearing where Eva gets her iconic vibrato