HoneySmoke.

 

A little about us: (you could also call this an FAQ page)

 

We are primarily an original music group from Charleston, South Carolina.  What does that mean?  That means we write, compose, record, and perform our own original music... and we live, work, and play in and around the city of Charleston, SC.  However, we try not to hold so much pretense that it puts us above playing other artist's more "well known" songs for special or private events, parties, weddings, or what some folks in the biz call "cover gigs."  Get ready though cuz you're gonna hear some of our songs too.  Heck, you might even like our songs MORE!

 

WHERE do you play?  We have played a majority of original music venues around Charleston and the Lowcountry:

  • Charleston Music Hall

  • The Music Farm

  • The Charleston Pour House

  • The Windjammer

  • Awendaw Green

  • The Royal American

  • Home Team BBQ

  • The Tin Roof

  • Palmetto Brewery

  • Coastal Coffee Roasters

  • Montreux

  • Kudu Coffee

  • Accent on Wine

  • Rita's on Folly

  • Dave's living room

 

You guys played any cool EVENTS?  Yep!  That's one of our favorite things to do.  Some of the events we have played:

  • Bacon and Bourbon 

  • Charleston Wine and Food Festival

  • Mayor Joe Riley Farewell Celebration

  • Mayor John Tecklenburg Inauguration festivities

  • Kiawah Island Classic Car Show

  • New Music Confab

  • Living Green Festival

  • Piccolo Spoleto

  • Artisphere 

  • Charleston Farmers Markets

  • Charleston Music Hall Live

  • Aiken Oktoberfest 

  • Charleston BrewHaHa

 

WHAT do we sound like?  We call it Island Gypsy Blues Rock.  We've got some flavors of Delta Blues, Hawaiian instrumentation, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, and Rock and Roll music all rolling around in there together that work to influence our "sound."

 

WHO do you sound like?  Well, all of us "artists" like to think we are some unique one-of-a-kind special flower but let's be honest, everybody sounds like somebody right!?  Some have said that Dave and Justin's voices remind them of Leon Russell and/or Levon Helm.  The Charleston City Paper has described our sound as ranging from "the Allman Brothers, to wide-eyed Americana in the tradition of The Band and the indie-tinged folk-rock of groups like Band of Horses and Gomez."   

 

Who are your INFLUENCES?  Some artists that we look up to and are inspired by are:  Robert Johnson, Santo and Johnny, The Band, Ry Cooder, The Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac (early Fleetwood Mac though - when Peter Green was in the band), Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Howlin' Wolf, Led Zeppelin, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, and a little tingle of The Grateful Dead.

 

Are you guys ANY GOOD?  Well, we like to think that we are a pretty "good band," and our parents think we're GREAT!  But don't take our word for it.  To read about what some other, more unbiased people think of us go HEREHERE, and HERE.

 

Thanks for reading this far.  If you've made it this far then maybe that means you're interested in coming to SEE US, or HIRE US for your next event?  We think you'll be glad you did.  Hope to see or hear from you soon!

 

Peace and Love,

 

HoneySmoke

Dave, Justin, Jake, Ransom, Wally

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