The Local Honeys Plus Grits and Soul on the Musical Menu
Friday, September 21 - 8:00 p.m.- The Local Honeys, Grits and Soul. Southern roots music. $10 advance/$12 door.
Lovers of Southern cooking can get into heated debates on the subject of the proper way to serve grits. But on Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. the White Horse Black Mountain settles the question by serving up Grits and Soul with The Local Honeys. The acoustic duos each put their distinctive imprints on Southern sounds
Grits and Soul, hailing from the bluegrass country around Lexington, Kentucky, fuse classic country roots with Southern soul and blues. Anna Kline sings and plays guitar, while John Looney contributes guitar and mandolin along with vocals. Grits & Soul released their first album, “Flood Waters”, to rave reviews in 2013. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called it “intriguing and enveloping.” The recording documents a collaboration between two a gifted songwriters and talented arrangers, who share a mutual sensibility of powerful melodies and compelling storylines. They’re currently working on a new album.
The Local Honeys are also Kentuckians, but their sound hews closer to the fiddle and banjo interplay of Appalachian old-time music. The Local Honeys are Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley, from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs, from the foothills of the Appalachian region, have captured the sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.
They’ve dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element informed the creation of their debut album, "Little Girls Actin' Like Men." Including both traditional and original songs, "Little Girls" showcases the Honeys’ ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell great story.