ToeKnee Tea is a one man punk/blues band from Indiana. Alternating between hollow body and resonator guitars and armed with a harmonica and stomp box, ToeKnee Tea has a uniquely modern take on a very old and vintage sound. With influences ranging from Mississippi delta and hill county artists of the 1930's to the punk rock bands of the early 1980's and the modern day underground roots movement, a ToeKnee Tea show is not to be missed! In a world where autotune reigns supreme and rock and roll is in a medically induced coma, ToeKnee Tea is quite possibly just what you've been waiting for.
"Hard driving, hard hitting and hard gambling. Toeknee Tea plays low-down dirty blues worthy of the crossroads of his home state Indiana!! A testament to the One Man Band and of hard living." - Lo Fi Big Bear
With a voice that first strikes you with it’s whiskey and smokes raggedness, and a guitar approach that melds a distorted delta blues to roots rock, Toeknee Tea’s sound is both familiar and fresh at the same time. However, it’s Toeknee Tea’s softer more melodic side that seals the deal – as heard on the standout track “Rivercrest Dr.” This is not to say that the floor stompers aren’t up to snuff, they are and then some, but it’s the perfect touch of melancholy on the slower track that calls you back for repeat listens - Sam Lowery, Postcard Elba [+]