Title: Locust Honey String Band
Location: Chinley Community Centre
Start Time: 20:00 (doors and bar 19:30)
Date: 5 March 2016
Artist website: locusthoney.com
Tickets: £10 – available online and in Chinley Stores
Describing their music as heart breakin’ country harmonies and raging old-time fiddle tunes, the Locust Honey String Band come from the USA, bringing authentic sounds of the Appalachian Mountains with them.
The band are at the heart of America’s roots music scene and have a growing UK following. They combine a love of traditional sounds with an enthusiasm for fresh arrangement and a talent for honest entertainment. Their line up for the UK tour is Chloe Edmonstone (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Meredith Watson (guitar, resonator guitar, vocals) and John Miller (bass)
The band’s style encompasses Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-war Blues and they will perform their own self-penned material as well as traditional songs and tunes of the American South. Their music emphasises lively arrangements that showcase their authentic three-part vocal harmonies. It’s best described as rootsy country music, and as well as finger-flying tunes and songs, they have plenty of stories to tell.