Formed in early 2018, three St. Petersburg musicians and an Orlando transplant came together for a series of Monday night musical excursions at St. Pete’s greatest listening Room, Hideaway Cafe. What they didn’t know was that the combination of individual styles would become an undeniably sweet amalgamation.
They are WONKY TONK; A Honey coined emotionally harmonic synthesis of Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Soul with Good old fashioned Americana undertones.
“The group stirred together Appalachian country, blues, hints of gospel and a predilection for Tom Waits, earning a standing ovation from a good portion of the crowd — myself included. The three guys in the band chipped in rough-hewn harmonies, full-bodied acoustic bass, solid drumming, and playfully idiosyncratic guitar work. Someday Honey’s rootsy reworking of Waits’ “Jockey Full of Bourbon” induced knowing grins. They followed up with a whimsical original titled “What Would Tom Waits Do?,” before which Baker quipped, “What can I say? We like him.”