Hey Marseilles

The Hey Marseilles sound is immediate, evocative, mostly acoustic, always emotive. It's classically-trained brothers Sam and Jacob Anderson on cello and viola, their strings grand and mournful on To Travels and Trunks' sweeping title track. It's the wheeze and moan of Philip Kobernik's accordion, simultaneously the gawkiest and most romantic of all instruments, opening the gorgeous "From a Terrace," and his kid-at-a-carnival Rhodes on the 6/8 spin of "Gasworks." It's Nick Ward's electric guitar on the epic "Calabasas," stretching into the distance like an open road. It's the Dixieland swagger of Patrick Brannon's trumpet on uptempo lead single "Rio"—recently Song of the Day at NPR, Spinner.com, and KEXP. It's a songwriter's urgent expression via vocalist Matt Bishop, expanded with huge singalong choruses, unraveled by a virtuoso band's sinuous arrangements. It's modern vintage, a folk-pop jam session at a vanished cabaret on the Seine, an indie rocker's fantasy of his grandparents' first kiss.

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!”

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Hey Marseilles with Honey & Houston

Tuesday, June 25 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Southgate House Revival-Revival Room