This week’s artist I would say is from the “old-time” category, but I definitely do not want to pigeonhole them as they are capable of way more than old-time music.
It’s not often that you hear a new artist that is able to take you back to a time and place long forgotten and only best conjured up by an artist from that very era.
From their voices, inflection, phrasing, and instrumentation these ladies do a great job in teleporting the listener back to a simpler time, yet they are able to freely flow from old-time music on up to more contemporary tunes.
The Local Honeys are a made up of Montana Hobbs, and Linda Jean Stokely and the way these gals sing together is addictive. At first, I thought the accents were a bit contrived… and then I did my research… it’s the real deal and it is amazing.
Their album is a blast to listen to front to back, from the slow tunes to the peppy ones. Also, special note, the tune “Cigarette Trees” is an anti-strip mining song that brought home the blue ribbon from the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2017.
The Local Honeys Links