Bestowed by the lucky combination of bloodline and talent, the ladies of the Locust Honey String Band are grabbing their birth right by the horns and bursting forth from the Traditional American Music scene with an aptitude that makes the future of the genre look devilishly bright. The trio, made up of Chloe Edmonstone, Ariel Dixon, and Meredith Watson, came together in Asheville, North Carolina, and rapidly assembled a repertoire of old-time fiddle tunes, vintage country duets, and bluegrass influenced three part harmonies that skillfully blend their very distinct female voices. They make their music with varying combinations of fiddle, banjo, bass, acoustic and resonator guitars, often trading back and forth on stage at festivals, square dances, and listening rooms across the Southeast.
Locust Honey was started in January of 2012 when three friends made a makeshift demo in an Asheville living room. Within three days of getting together to play tunes, the ladies of Locust Honey realized that something very special was happening. Chloe, Ariel, and Meredith blend sweet harmonies with raging Old Time fiddle tunes to take "girl band" to a different level. Using various combinations of fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass, Chloe, Ariel, and Meredith each contribute a different style to create music meant for dancing and listening.
Chloe and Ariel grew up going to old-time music festivals with their parents and have been playing music together since their early teenage years. Meredith has been playing blues guitar and singing blues and beautiful harmonies since her college years at NYU; while collecting experiences from busking on the streets of everywhere from New York City to New Orleans. The three women combine their interests and experiences to generate a collective sound of blues, old-time tunes, honky tonk, and old country music.
Chloe Edmonstone (fiddle, guitar, vocals),
Ariel Dixon (banjo, guitar, vocals),
Meredith Watson (gutar, slide guitar, banjo, vocals)