John Holk & The Kinfolk were formed to further the songwriting partnership of DMA-songwriter nominees Carrie Shepard (Some Velvet Evening) & John Holkeboer (The Sequins).  Strongly influenced by Honky Tonk, Indie folk and protest rock, the Kinfolk bring together famed Detroit alt-country sidemen Gary Indiana (Chisel Brothers) on guitar and Brian Ferriby (Dale Watson) on drums.  Drawing mainly from Shepard & Holkeboer’s considerable country-folk-rock catalog, the Kinfolk also add a number of well-known and lesser-known honky tonk and close harmony covers. Mainstays of the legendary “Honky Tonk Tuesday” series at  Club Bart in Ferndale, John Holk & the Kinfolk are hard at work on a new record and booking more shows for 2011.