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Review: HoneyHoney rocks Stubbs indoor stage

L.A. folk duo, HoneyHoney, embarked on a co-headlining tour, with singer/songwriter Joshua James, September 21 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The “Ten Buck Tour” made a stop at Austin’s famous Stubb’s BBQ Sunday, September 25. If you weren’t able to make it, here is a recap of the night.

Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santos of HoneyHoney
Becky West

Kicking of the night was Americana artist, Levi Lowery. Lowrey was a perfect start to the evening with an intimate set filled with emotion and heart. His time on stage was short and sweet, holding everyone captive with each story told through the songs Lowrey played. This kind of start was a great hook/line/sinker into the rest of the evening.

Next on stage was co-headliner Joshua James. To put Joshua’s set in a word; it would be “passionate.” Every song James performed was delivered with charisma and soul. Between Levi Lowrey and Joshua James, the night was shaping up to a perfectly matched up marriage of bands spanning the folk/singer/songwriter genres.

Finally, HoneyHoney takes the stage. starting off with a song titled “Back To You”, and sprinkling the set with songs from the band’s previous release, “First Rodeo”, and giving the fans a taste of what’s to come in the release of their upcoming release, “Billy Jack”, and even throwing a Hank Williams Jr. cover. Every tune HoneyHoney played was done with the incredible energy that is characteristic of the duo. The party never stopped between songs with the hilarious banter between Suzanne Santos and Ben Jaffe began. The highlight of the night was hearing the favorite, “Little Toy Gun” revised, and seeing a dance party break out among the audience members.

Santos and Jaffe did not fail to give Austin a stellar show in every way; from the openers to their own set. HoneyHoney puts their heart and soul into every song and it becomes very obvious when they take the stage, and because of this it causes every song the band writes to translate nearly flawlessly live. If you have not seen HoneyHoney’s live set, check out the band's website and facebook to find out when they are playing a venue near you, and catch them live.


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