Honey & Houston – Barcelona
- Artist: Honey & Houston
- Album: Barcelona
- Label: Independent
- Release Date: March 7th, 2015
RIYL: Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Dixie Chicks, Brandi Carlile
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- Rosie 3:12 Heather Turner (ASCAP)
- Barcelona 3:47 Heather Turner (ASCAP)
- In My Time of Dying 2:49 Traditional
- Buckets of Love 3:36 Lauren Houston (BMI)
- No Money 3:48 Heather Turner (ASCAP)
- Giving Up 2:51 Lauren Houston (BMI)
- Leaving 3:42 Joe Petrose and Lauren Houston (BMI)
- Barstools & Bottles 4:56 Lauren Houston (BMI)
- Dreamer 3:30 Lauren Houston (BMI)
- Warm Love 3:18 Van Morrison, Copyright wb Music Corp.
Heather Turner – guitar, vocals
Lauren Houston – upright bass, vocals
Mark Cretcher – mandolin, banjo, lap steel, guitars, vocals
Daniel Peterson – drums, percussion
Honey & Houston is an original folk/americana quartet that blends country and blues influences with sweet “sister” harmonies and a little taste of gypsy on the side.
Hailing from Northern Kentucky, Lauren Houston and Heather Turner are the fuel behind the fire of Honey & Houston, which also includes multi-instrumentalist Mark Cretcher and percussionist Daniel Peterson from Cincinnati, OH. The group has been a fixture at area music festivals in 2014, including Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Buckle Up Music Festival. The ensemble blends folk, country and blues influences with great melodies and goosebump-worthy harmonies.
Heather and Lauren met in 2006 at a gig they were each playing – Heather with her band at the time, Tupelo Honey, and Lauren as a singer/songwriter. Fast friends from the start, the pair have traveled around the local music scene as well as the world. After visiting Europe, time spent in Spain inspired the two to form a band. Using Craigslist, they found Mark Cretcher who brings mandolin, banjo, lap steel and electric guitar to the table. Daniel Peterson was the drummer of Tupelo Honey and on board for the new project as well.
Honey & Houston recently completed recording their first album and are excited to share it with the world. Each song on the album has its own story, drawing from their travels, occasionally being broke, family stories, life changes and love.
“Honey & Houston have made one of the best debut albums to emanate from the Greater Cincinnati music scene in recent memory“
“Along with the strong writing, flawless musicianship and spectacular melodies, Turner and Houston’s harmonies are some of the most stunning elements of the Honey & Houston sound”
“In a just world, some of these songs would be radio hits. And maybe someday, with the right backing (from people who realize Honey & Houston is already fully formed and in no need of outside assistance with their musical creations) they will be”
– Mike Breen, Cincinnati Citybeat (click here for full review)