November 17, 2019
“The sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains!”
Sunday 17th November 2019
The Square Tower
Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.
Tickets £14 each, £16 on the door (if not sold out).
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“A credit to the great Kentucky tradition!” (Tom T.Hall, Country Music Hall Of Fame)
The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.
And here at Square Roots Promotions, we’re really excited that these two exceptionally talented young women will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to Portsmouth on what will be the final date on their 18 date tour of England and Scotland.
Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in Traditional ‘Hillbilly’ Music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win various songwriting accolades, among them the ‘Chris Austin Songwriting Award’ from Merlefest.
“Old-time, Kentucky hillbilly!”
They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”
Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story.
“Cigarette Trees”, the opening track on “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men”, highlights the woes of the mountains. It takes aim at the blight of strip mining in Kentucky, proving that the protest song is alive and well.
“That high lonesome sound. A rural edginess that when combined with the obvious great beauty, lets all who hear them know that there are special talents at work here!” (American Roots UK)
If you’re looking for an antidote to the surplus of young, beardy middle-class men singing winsomely about love, then The Local Honeys will bring you something more vital, more socially and environmentally aware. And they’ll deliver it so beautifully, you’ll be hooked!
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