Locust HoneyJul 20, 2016 | 0 comments
As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012. Their original song, “When The Whiskey’s Gone,” was featured in the 2014 film “Time Out of Mind,” starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record “Never Let Me Cross Your Mind” was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten onthe Folk DJ Charts for 4 months.
Chloe Edmonstone- Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Chloe grew up in North Georgia and has been surrounded by Old Time music since she was born. She started playing fiddle when she was 13 years old after a decade of falling asleep to the sounds of the luminaries she was so inspired by. She was encouraged and influenced by her musician “family,” and through the years developed her own style. She briefly went to Warren Wilson College, where she was a part of the Appalachian music program, and she participated in the Old Time/ Bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University as well. She founded Locust Honey with Ariel in 2011 as a way to incorporate all of her current musical interests, including vocal harmonies, bluegrass and old country, original songs, and the Old Time fiddle tunes that started it all. When she is not adhering to the rigorous lifestyle of the Locust Honey road, she is teaching modern dance and fiddle lessons in Asheville, NC.
Meredith Watson- Guitar, Slide Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals
Meredith was born in Boston, Massachusetts where, at the age of three, she began studying classical dance at the Boston Ballet School. Through her years of dance performance, she developed a love of the performing arts in general, and sought out an education in theater and music. She was featured in countless productions at the Wheelock Family Theater in Boston, and, as a teenager, she taught classes in acting, movement and choreography at the Harwich Junior Theater in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She was selected to attend the prestigious National High School Institute at Northwestern University, where she studied Theater Arts, and subsequently received her BFA in Acting and Music from the Tisch School of the Performing Arts at New York University. While attending NYU, she met acclaimed Bel Canto vocal coach Jeff Halpern, with whom she studied privately for seven years. She has performed in, and played music for, many productions with the award-winning off-broadway theater company “Collaboration Town.” In 2009, she was selected as a ﬁnalist in the Telluride Acoustic Blues competition at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, and quickly garnered the attention of modern acoustic blues luminaries Chris Smither and Jorma Kaukonen. Meredith teaches ﬁddle at the Junior Appalachian Musician’s program in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She is currently collaborating with Rhys Jones on a project to digitize and release several dozen hours of previously unrecovered home recordings made by the famous Virginia ﬁddler, John Ashby.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the performance
Show starts at 8:00