Honey & Houston

Hailing from Northern Kentucky, Lauren Houston and Heather Turner are the fuel behind the fire of Honey & Houston, which also includes multi-instrumentalist Mark Cretcher and percussionist Daniel Peterson from Cincinnati, OH. The group has been a fixture at area music festivals in 2014, including Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Buckle Up Music Festival. The ensemble blends folk, country and blues influences with great melodies and goosebump-worthy harmonies.

Heather and Lauren met in 2006 at a gig they were each playing - Heather with her band at the time, Tupelo Honey, and Lauren as a singer/songwriter. Fast friends from the start, the pair have traveled around the local music scene as well as the world. After visiting Europe, time spent in Spain inspired the two to form a band. Using Craigslist, they found Mark Cretcher who brings mandolin, banjo, lap steel and electric guitar to the table. Daniel Peterson was the drummer of Tupelo Honey and on board for the new project as well.

Honey & Houston recently completed recording their first album and are excited to share it with the world. Each song on the album has its own story, drawing from their travels, occasionally being broke, family stories, life changes and love. After an incredible year they are looking forward to the 2015 release of Barcelona. In the words of one of their songs, “Giving up is not an option!”

Tyler Childers & The Foodstamps

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is a little town called, Paintsville, where the economy is dependent on the dying coal industry and a tradition of music thrives with the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum and Butcher Hollow. Carrying on the music tradition is native son and current Lexington, Kentucky resident, Tyler Childers.

Paintsville is located in the Big Sandy River Valley of Johnson County in Eastern Kentucky made famous for its lawlessness, religion, and booze, and a song about a horse thief, a rambling man, and an attempt to gain some good ol’ Appalachian self-justice is what “William Hill” is all about. Following his “Papaw” around to the Kentucky social institutions – church events and barber shops to name a few– as well as a lot of coon hunting with his dad, Tyler has heard a tale or two about the misadventures of a few good ol’ boys and he gives his own spin of these accounts behind a whisky-soaked voice well beyond his age of 22. Now alive and kickin with Huntington West Virginia's local three piece rock unit, "The DeadBeats and Barkers," have joined forces with the virtuosic Molly Lynn Page to collaborate a new project aptly titled Tyler Childer's and The Foodstamps.

“One of our very favorite singer/songwriters to ever come through Logan Street. Outstanding vocals, harmonies, musicianship and great songwriting. Clever and relatable lyrics and storytelling.” -John Gilmore, Logan Street Sanctuary

Cari Ray is a songwriter and storyteller who’s style will make you think you’ve landed in the early 20th Century. Her tales will quickly wrap you in a web of triumph and tragedy, will make your hips shake on minute, and your heart break the next while running the gamut of traditional American music… a helping of blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show delivers it all handily, with quick wit, infectious groove, tasty guitar work, and a huge voice.

One spin of Cari Ray’s “SWAGGER,” produced by Country Blues legend-in-the-making, Reverend Peyton (of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band), will explain what all the fuss is about. With her 3rd release, the blues roots that seeped through on past recordings are front and center like never before. Here’s what Rev. had to say about working with Ray. “Cari Ray’s songwriting is clever and catchy. Her voice is huge, seriously huge. I had such a great time producing her record, Swagger. Her talent shines bright.”

Cari continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Solo or with her band, playing for 20 or 2000, Cari finds a way to strike a perfect balance between energy and intimacy. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this powerhouse entertainer just doesn’t miss.

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