From the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky duo The Local Honeys featuring Montana Hobbs on vocals, guitar and banjo, and Linda Jean Stokley on vocals, guitar and fiddle, have announced UK dates for January and February 2020, including two shows at the Celtic Connections festival.
The Local Honeys who just released a gospel album called ‘The Local Honeys Sing the Gospel’ which is described as “a spiritual and spirited concoction of history, folklore and tradition, tucked tightly into songs blanketing the southern Appalachians. The Honeys interpretation and collection of both sacred and secular songs from the American South are not an attempt to witness the glory of religion, nor are they an attempt to poke fun at organised religion or its followers.”
Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in traditional ‘Hillbilly’ music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win numerous songwriting accolades, including the Chris Austin Songwriting Award at MerleFest, also awarded to Gillian Welch at the beginning of her career.
THE LOCAL HONEYS JANUARY 2020 UK AND IRELAND DATES
Friday, 17th January – The Grand Social, Dublin *supporting Tyler Childers
Saturday, 18th January – Academy 2, Manchester *supporting Tyler Childers
Sunday, 20th January – Celtic Connections, *supporting Tyler Childers
Monday, 21st January – Celtic Connections, The Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow
Tuesday, 22nd January – Shepherds Bush Empire, London *supporting Tyler Childers
Wednesday, 23rd January – Gullivers, Manchester
Thursday, 30th January – The Anvil, Basingstoke
Friday, 31st January – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Sunday, 2nd February – The Louisiana, Bristol
Tuesday, 4th February – Upstairs @ Whelans, Dublin
Friday, 7th February – IMBOLC, Derry
Saturday, 8th – Draiocht, Dublin *supporting Sharon Shannon