Published on August 18th, 2015 | by TLV News0
Free Show at Proud Larry’s Wednesday, August 18th
Honeyboy & Boots
Honeyboy and Boots are Drew and Courtney Blackwell, a husband/wife guitar and cello duo, whose influences of traditional folk, alternative country, and Mississippi blues embody a true Americana sound. Drew’s original, bluesy songs are complimented by Courtney’s cello groove, which gives their music a palpable energy and authenticity. They spend most of their time on the road, touring the South and beyond. Their two albums, Mississippi Duo and Waiting on a Song are available everywhere online.
Grits & Soul
At the heart of Grits & Soul are songcrafters Anna Kline and John Looney. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, they are a memorable musical team. Their voices blend together in seamless harmony. Their collaboration forges a powerful connection between hard-driving bluegrass, barroom honky tonk, Celtic, Southern gospel, and slow-burning blues. Working together for four years now, they continue to hone their sound and songs onstage together, logging thousands of highway miles and hundreds of performances.
On the heels of their 2013 Merlefest IBMA showcase and the release of their debut album, the duo continues to attract the attention of audiences in the Southeast. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine gave the team a glowing review for their debut effort, calling Flood Waters” intriguing and enveloping.” The recording highlights the collaboration of a gifted lyricist with a talented arranger, both with a shared sensibility of stirring melodies and powerful story lines. Over the past two years they received coveted invitations to perform at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Albino Skunk Festival, and Suwannee Springfest, to name a few.