The Black Tones was started by twin siblings Eva and Cedric Walker. Born and raised in Seattle Washington and first generation Seattleites, their entire family is originally from New Orleans, LA which has helped shape their musical style of blues and rock n roll. Eva and Cedric are joined by blues bassist Giordan Montero, who has been with the group since their first show in 2011, and occasionally Robbie Little on bass as well. Their album "Mr. Mines" was chosen and featured on the Seattle Public Library Playback series as part of the 50 chosen artists representative of the Seattle music scene. In the summer of 2016, the music of The Black Tones was featured as part of the soundtrack for the indie movie, The Noise Made by People. set to release at several film festivals across the country, and earning their first movie credits. They were featured in the production of "Dear White People" in a total pf four sold out shows at the Theatre Off Jackson. The Black Tones have opened for bands such as NighTrain, Tacocat, Hot Panda, Mommy Long Legs, The Pauses, The Rockonigles, and many others. What they consider to be one of their biggest honors was getting to perform with the students of School of Rock Seattle as the students performed their song "Woman in Black" in a showcase the school put on dedicated to front women in rock n roll. You can also catch Eva in the upcoming film documentary Nice & Rough: Black Women in Rock produced by Sheila Jackson. This year, the band will make their first television debut on Band in Seattle which airs on CW 11. The Black Tones continue to amplify throughout the Northwest, headlining shows regularly all across the city.
The Black Tones are a goody bag of BLUES, PUNK and BLACK POWER.