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The LOCAL HONEYS and GRITS & SOUL Appearing Fri Sept 21st 2018 at 8pm

$10 in advance

$12 at the door

The Local Honeys

The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains. 

They have 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 played a strong impact in the production and 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 a damn good story.  

Grits & Soul

At the heart of Grits & Soul are Anna Kline and John Looney. Their seamless harmonies and stirring melodies tear your heart in two. For over six years now, the duo has traveled the globe spreading the gospel of their Southern sounds, from bluegrass-inspired tunes to heart-wrenching ballads, and honky-tonk stomp. 

Grits & Soul released their first album, Flood Waters, to rave reviews in 2013. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called it “intriguing and enveloping.” The recording highlights the collaboration of a gifted songwriter with a talented arranger, who share a mutual sensibility of powerful melodies and compelling storylines. 

John is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose accompaniment on mandolin and guitar gives each song its own personality and groove. 

"[Anna's] voice is a marvel, powerful and expressive, with a keening, gorgeous vibrato that brings forth images of a displaced Depression-era farmer's wife, mourning the loss of her land to the dust. And yet, Grits & Soul is much more than a traditional music retread." (DeSoto Magazine)

Their partnership converges at the crossroads of bluegrass and classic country, Southern soul, and blues. "The listener will hear a different side of them on each and every song." (Prescription Bluegrass) 

Anna and John lend their voices to the rich tradition of Southern songwriters who constantly explore and push the boundaries of American roots music. Grits & Soul is undeniably an Americana band on the rise.