Good morning Drops Fans,
We’re coming off a hot streak in Colorado, Strawberry Music Festival, and Burning Man. The band is having a blast and we’re plenty excited for what’s still to come. This Friday, September 11th we are officially releasing the new album “A River’s Invitation.” Click here to pre-order the album on iTunes and click here to pre-order a physical copy of the album.
To celebrate the release we are celebrating with 2 nights at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco.
FRIDAY Sept 11
The California Honeydrops West Coast Honey Soul Review featuring Grace Love, Jimmy James, Freddie Hughes, members of the Lowrider band, and many more!
Most people know about Memphis and Motown, but the West Coast has long been home to a vibrant Rhythm and Blues scene. On Friday we will be joined by some of the West Coast’s best soul talent for a show unlike we’ve ever played before. Freddie Hughes will take you back to the old school of Bay Area soul, and Grace Love and Jimmy James (of Seattle’s own Grace Love and the True Loves) are guaranteed to blow the roof off the house. With a beefed up rhythm section featuring members of the Lowrider band (the original members of WAR), it’s gonna be a Honeydrops party for the ages.
Support from The Honeyjugs featuring The Soul Tub!
This is a must see for all you old school Honeydrops fans who’ve been with us from the beginning. The Honeyjugs will feature members of the Honeydrops – past and present – including Nansamba Ssensalo and Charlie Hickox. We’ll be digging into the old school jug band repertoire of our original BART station performances, including extra funky doses of jug, tub bass, and washboard.
SATURDAY Sept 12
The California Honeydrops
Oh what a night! It will be full of the kind of loosey-goosey, endless partying that the we are know for. Many friends from up and down the West Coast will join us. There will be no set list (as is our tradition), and there will be no plan – but there will be a party and you will sweat, dance, and cry. Caution: you may find the love of your life (or of that night) out on the dance floor. Get ready for some new jams.
Support from Charlie Hunter
The amazing and incredible Charlie Hunter will be opening and collaborating. His list of accomplishments is too long to list. I mean every word when I say he’s the hardest grooving, baddest, and most unique guitar player on earth today. Look out!