The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops

Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Second Line New Orleans Jazz, and early R&B with stellar performances of traditional material as well as their own innovative music. Formed in November 2007, The California Honeydrops first performed on the streets and in the subways stations in Oakland, California. Playfully crossing genres from Roots and Blues to R&B and soul, The California Honeydrops' sound is tied together by soulful vocal harmonies, colorful shouts from brass and horns, and a funky, good-times New Orleans rhythm section. They quickly gained a reputation as the best party in the Bay Area.

"The California Honeydrops, from Oakland, are the most refreshing act to roll down the blues highway in some time. Few groups before them have melded so many strains of African American music into such a seamless whole." --livingblues.com

HowellDevine

HowellDevine is the kind of blues you don't hear anymore. The slide guitar played by Joshua Howell evokes the Mississippi Hill Country greats such as Fred McDowell and RL Burnside. The rhythm section of drummer and percussionist Pete Devine, along with the bass of Joe Kyle Jr., breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing section for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. HowellDevine brings life back to that sound, infusing the rural blues with their own unique style. HowellDevine is currently the winner of the Golden Gate Blues Society IBC.

$15 adv - $20 dos

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Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

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The California Honeydrops with HowellDevine

Thursday, October 3 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The New Parish

Tickets Available at the Door