Band: Honeyboy & Boots
Date: Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $8 at the door
Drew Blackwell, from Mississippi, fell in love with the guitar at the age of 14. Bucking the influence of contemporary radio, he was drawn to such artists as Willie King, and his passion for old-school blues blossomed from there.
Courtney Blackwell was 3 years old when she began training on the cello and over the years she learned the stringed instrument’s subtle dynamics. When she met Drew, the two flourished artistically and emotionally. Eventually, Honeyboy & Boots was born, and the two were married.
This duo established a sound that is a mix of blues-influenced guitar and grooving cello. They captured their innovative sound on their albums “Mississippi Duo” and “Waiting for a Song.” Now Honeyboy & Boots are working on a new album in their currrent hometown of Nashville. According to their website, this upcoming release will feature “collaborations with talented Nashville producers, engineers and artists.” Fans of Americana will be taken with this band’s eclectic take on classic sounds and undeniable artistic chemistry.