Ken Atkins - singer, telecaster
Tom Trombley - drums
Toe Benoit - bass, backing vocals
Swampy Davis - harmonica
Susie MacKay - accordion
Kevin Packard - mandolin, piano, accordion
"I would definitely say I've had quite a few of the experiences associated with honky tonk music," Atkins laughs. "Honky tonk draws from life, and (often) from the perspective of a barstool. It's real music, and we honor that, but it's also true we poke a bit of fun at the various aspects of the honky tonk lifestyle. We like to say we make heartbreak fun."When the Derailers and Watson began to actually appear on college radio in the '90s, Atkins' songwriting underwent the transformation to country. He formed The Honky Tonk Kind and set to work. Before "Everybody's Movin' On," the band released an early self-titled EP and, in 2010, and album called "She's Not Coming Back." They steadily earned a local following along with similar like-minded acts like The Hoolios, The Rivergods, Vince Thompson, The Village Jammers, and Preston Franz and Hellbent & Hearbreakin'.
Atkins started listening to the syndicated "Nashville Gold" radio program. "I started to get infatuated with honky tonk. That stuff sinks in and starts to work on you," he says.
Hailing from Connecticut the band has signed with Sound Job Austin based in one of the nation's immortal country music towns. The album is available here.
1. Everybody's Movin' On
2. My Honky Tonk Ways
4. Excuse Me
5. A New Pair Of Shoes
6. One More Night
7. No Love There
8. Pick 'n Up
10. Don't Take This The Wrong Way