It really has only been a few short years since the formation of The California Honeydrops, playing on the streets and train stations in Oakland, California. And in that brief moment they have taken the music world by storm, selling out venues in California and throughout the West Coast, as well as becoming a major draw at blues festivals and theaters around the world and a Blues Music Award nomination. The band’s core is made up of founding members Lech Wierzynski on guitar, trumpet and vocals, drummer Ben Malament, and newest member sax player Johnny Bones. The Honeydrops’ music speaks not just to the heart and soul, but also to the body; people have no choice but to dance. Drawing heavily on Southern soul and Bay Area R&B with twist of New Orleans second-line street music, the Honeydrops defy genres. Their style may not have a name, but one thing is certain: The California Honeydrops don’t just play music. They throw parties.
The California Honeydrops will be making a much anticipated return to Portland on Friday, January 31st for a 9:00 pm show at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue. Tickets are $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show, available through www.TicketBiscuit.com. This is a 21 and over show only.