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Sly Grog Lounge

271 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

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Often compared to Jenny Lewis or Iris Dement, Wonky Tonk sings in a slightly naive country form with hints of Modest Mouse, The Pixies and Loretta Lynn. Wonky Tonk has played alongside Jessica Lea Mayfield, Barnaby Bright, TuneYards, David Mayfield Parade, Langhorne Slim, Paleface, Sunset Rubdown and Southern Culture on the Skids. Her debut album "Stuff We Leave Behind" is out now www.wonkytonkmusic.com

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Jasmine Lorraine “Wonky Tonk” Poole grew up in the hard scrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try.

Wonk’s influences, John Prine, Guy Clark, Modest Mouse and Loretta Lynn among them (especially Loretta), are apparent but her music is not derivative. Loretta, Skeeter Davis, Iris Dement and Jenny Lewis come to mind but none of her comparables quite pin her down. Wonk is her own cowgirl. “Cowgirls get up in the morning, decide what to do and do it”, she was told as a child. Fiercely independent but naturally shy Jasmine uses her alter ego and blue cowgirl boots to deal with the notion of impossibly cruel but equally exhilarating existence.

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