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For the past few months we have been very busy finishing up our live Tribute to Kate Wolf album, playing all kinds of local gigs and, perhaps most importantly, preparing to record our very first full length album of original songs!

When we formed The Bootleg Honeys in 2012 we all came equipped with a large stockpile of songs we had each written over the years.  Since then we have added quite a few more songs to that cache, both individually and as a group.  The time has come to get these tunes out into the world, and we really couldn’t be more excited about this next step in our creative journey together :)

We will be returning to the studio of local sound engineer and drummer Mark Tarlton, who also engineered and produced our 2014 EP, as well as our recent Kate Wolf release.

Huge thanks to all our supporters, and specifically to the folks who made it out to our fundraiser at the Gypsy Cafe back in February.  We couldn’t be doing this without ya!

 

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We are back from another incredible Kate Wolf Music Festival and once again we are beaming with the love and support we received throughout the weekend.  Thanks so much to Cloud Moss and crew for continuing to create a one of a kind music festival experience for music lovers and musicians alike!  It was a true honor to perform Kate’s songs along side so many talented artists with so much history and respect for Kate.

 

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We are also very excited to have our first run of Bootleg Honeys merchandise!  We have women’s shirts (S-XL), hats, and adorable baby onesies (6mo)!  Our live Tribute to Kate Wolf is also available for digital download HERE.  If you are interested in buying any of these items we will be selling them at all our upcoming shows, or you can always email us the bootleghoneys@gmail.  See ya soon!

 

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Only TWO more days until the Kate Wolf Music Festival!!! In honor of all the hard work and love that goes into making this event happen, here is a free download off our upcoming live tribute to Kate Wolf.  The physical album will be for sale at the festival and available for digital download on 7/30/15.  Hope you enjoy!  LINK TO FREE DOWNLOAD

For those of you making it up to Laytonville, we will be playing Thursday night at the Revival Tent, Friday on Utahpia, and Sunday we will be sharing the the Red Tail Hawk Stage with multiple artists doing a set of Kate’s songs (plus a special set in the Kid’s Zone with Hannah and Katie on Saturday!).  For the full schedule of bands, follow this link: SCHEDULE

Looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and of course, THE MUSIC!! See you all very soon!

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Time to make it official!  We are so pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Bootleg Honeys’ Tribute to Kate Wolf, Live at the Gypsy Cafe.  On February 21st, 2015 we spent a sold out evening sharing our music with 60 of our closest supporters.  Along with a set of our original tunes, we also played a set of some of our favorite Kate Wolf songs.  Engineer and drummer (and Katie’s sweetie pie), Mark Tarlton recored the show on a four track Zoom recorder to serve as a memento of the night, but when we heard what he had captured we knew we couldn’t keep it to ourselves.

There was some magic in the air that night at the Gypsy Cafe and we are so excited to share this special live record with you.   Our official release will be at this year’s Kate Wolf Festival in Laytonville.  For more information on this year’s festival please follow this link: 2015 KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL.  If you would like to pre-order your copy of The Bootleg Honeys’ Tribute to Kate Wolf please feel free to email us at thebootleghoneys@gmail.com.  Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm for our project!  See you soon!

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Mother's Day 2015

 

May is only about half way through, and yet we can honestly say that this has been one of our favorite months in Bootleg Honey history!

We kicked things off with a crazy fun night at the Mystic Theatre opening for Grammy nominated, 5 piece, all lady bluegrass band, Della Mae.  Not only did they blow us away with their music, but they also happened to be some of the sweetest gals on the planet.  Super inspiring to see these women living their dreams.  Can’t wait for them to come back through the North Bay!

We followed up our night at the Mystic by skipping across the bay to Berkeley’s Monkey House with our pals, Spark and Whisper, who we met at last year’s Kate Wolf Festival.  Singer songwriter Ira Marlowe hosts this intimate, primate themed venue where we had an absolute blast sharing our original tunes with some truly delightful folks.  We also ate some really great Thai across the street :)

Fast forward to this Mother’s Day weekend, where all the Honey’s mamas (and Alison’s daughter too!) were in attendance for our return to the Marin County Mart’s Folkish Festival.  We also had the great privilege of performing at the First Presbyterian Church of Petaluma on Saturday for one of the most attentive and friendly audiences ever!  We are already planning our next show at this beautiful church.

Feelin pretty lucky to be spending so much time sharing our music and being with the folks we care about most.  It’s a Bootleg love fest!

Della Mae is a kickass all lady bluegrass band hailing from Nashville, TN, and we couldn’t be more excited to be joining them on May 1st at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre!  All three of us grew up seeing some of our favorite artists perform at this beautiful historic  venue and we are absolutely thrilled to be returning.  Check out our Upcomin’ Shows for ticket information.

In the meantime please come join us and our pals at Community Market on Sunday April 19th at The Barlow in Sebastopol for their Annual Earth Day Celebration.  See you soon!

 

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We are always so impressed by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm shown by Sonoma County music fans!  Last weekend we had the great pleasure of joining our pals, The Easy Leaves, along with singer songwriter, and Dwight Yokem sideman, Brian Whelan, for what was yet another amazing hometown show.  Huge thanks to all the Hopmonk staff (especially to Ken Braziel for running such killer sound!!), to Jason Baldwin, the North Bay’s resident live music photographer, for capturing the night so beautifully, and to all the friends, family and fans who keep showing up and partying down like only they know how!

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Welcome to our brand spankin’ new website!  This is now the place to get all the latest in Bootleg Honeys news and events, to check out videos, and to stream/download our current EP.  Big thanks to Preston Reyes for building this site, as well as to Erik Brown for his awesome design and logo.  You guys rock!

We are so excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to be back in the Sonoma County sunshine playing music and hanging out with all y’all!  We will be returning to some of our favorite venues and playing lots of new ones too, both in the Bay Area and beyond.

Thank you so much to all our families, friends and fans for all the support and encouragement.  We feel truly blessed to be able to share our music with you all, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Bootleg Honeys!  See you all soon!