The Local Honeys
About the Artist
The Local Honeys are from the oldest mountains in the world. They fish because it’s good eating, and they play old-time music because it’s just good music. They are a Kentucky duo. Montana and Linda Jean.
With voices that called horses home and rained pretty in hollers, their roots in American traditional music are natural. The influences of poets and ballads native to human spirit deep in the rhymes and themes of their songs, the Local Honeys write music for people who need it. Bullshit aside, they are here to talk about suffering.
They will help you get through it. It’s what they’ve always done. Their 2017 album, Little Girls Acting Like Men, propelled them on tours through the United States and Europe with Colter Wall. They found themselves focal points of traditional music festivals.
Since then their specific sound of Appalachian music has grown, along with a fan base of music enthusiasts and proactive culture. A tour with Tyler Childers in early 2020 was followed up with a fun, yet controversial album The Gospel. Their increasingly popular authenticity quickly catapulted them to headline artists.
As buzz builds for the Local Honeys, despite a deadened 2020 tour schedule that included shows at the biggest folk festivals around, they signed with songwriter haven, La Honda Records, home to country & Western heavy hitters Vincent Neil Emerson and Colter Wall. A recent summer show with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts highlighted growth and new songs from the two women.
If there’s any doubt, there won’t be for long. When they sing their songs, play their banjo, their fiddle, those guitars and boxes, the rhythms in their toes, you will know The Local Honeys are from Kentucky. Their names are Montana and Linda Jean, and they’re here to talk about suffering. They are here to get you through this.
For bookings, publicity, and all things Honeys, visit http://www.thelocalhoneys.com/
For official The Local Honeys Merch, visit https://the-local-honeys.myshopify.com/