The Local Honeys presents
Don't Be A Square - Old Time Music Kick Off
The Golden West Cowboys From the Golden West, Wayne Graham, Luna and the Mountain Jets, Laid Back Country Picker
Thu · February 8, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmThe Burl
This event is 21 and over
The 2018 Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering Presents -
Kick-off Party at The Burl!
Feb. 8 | 7pm | $5 at the door
Don't Be A Square feat. The Local Honeys & The Golden West Cowboys From The Golden West
Honky Tonk Showcase feat. Wayne Graham/Luna & the Mountain Jets/Giant Rooster Sideshow/Laid Back Country Picker
*A benefit for Kentucky Natural Lands Trusthttps://www.theburlky.com/event/1627926/
Their sincere dedication to Kentucky music led them to spend many late evenings in the college’s traditional music archives where they listened in awe to the many regional fiddle and banjo players from which they have drawn much of their repertoire. They listened eagerly through the static and crackle of many field recordings to transliterate the living and late Kentucky artists whose stories, songs, and tunes were recorded by those foreseeing the importance of their survival.
These ladies have cultivated a distinguishing sound by utilizing their powerful voices, in both sweet and haunting, intricate harmony. Their voices lay fittingly suspended in air in a capella fashion or befittingly entwined with appropriate instrumental accompaniment. Late one evening in Cork City, Ireland they found themselves singing in an abandoned stairwell with thirty-sum Irish companions where a man proclaimed, “My sweet girls, you sing like angels and play like devils!” They diversely incorporate entrancing balladry, pleasing lullabies, the blues, and driving fiddle and banjo tunes.
These ladies are bringing the home music of the mountains to listening audiences throughout the region and elsewhere. They have sung and played for audiences across the Appalachian region and internationally in Ireland, Jamaica, and Canada. They are so very proud of their culture and hope to instill a sense of curiosity in their audiences about their own heritage while strengthening the appreciation of the high lonesome sound some have forgotten.