"I don't know that I could ever go back to working for somebody else," says Hope. "It's hard for me to relate to the idea of working nine to five. Plus, I love how the people in the rockabilly and roots music communities all seem to know each other. I feel like I've finally found my place."
Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones will perform for the Ulster County ASPCA's "Top Hats & Tails" fundraiser at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF) on November 4 and will open for Robert Gordon at Colony in Woodstock on November 18. Love You to Life is out now. Larahope.net.