honeyhoney – Venice, CA

You know what I like?  I like lemonade on a hot summer day, there is nothing better than that.  So I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across good ole fashion Americana music in the form of Venice CA’s own honeyhoney, whilst sipping lemonade on this hot summer day.  Think June Carter Cash meets Black Crows meets James Taylor.  I suppose it can be categorized as Bluegrass or some form of Folk Rock but it’s damn sexy.  Suzanne Santo & Ben Jaffe are the creative forces behind this refreshing blast of sonic cool.  I am influenced in much of my work and weirdness by music and it has pretty much molded me into the man I am today, so I find that you can tell a lot about a person or band via their influences.  honeyhoney sites everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Radiohead, this tells me that they not only know, but understand and care about music.  There is a Frank Sinatra cool to this duo that harkens back to Rat Pack era Hollywood.  If you close your eyes and listen to Suzanne’s vocals you can drift away.  I need that from time to time, a nice tall glass of lemonade and something to help me drift away.

– Wurds Smith

Fresh Track: Come On Home

Link: http://www.facebook.com/honeyhoneyband

Check out this cool live performance of honeyhoney