Chloe, Hilary, and Meredith bring their respective 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 and upright bass, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their vintage three-part vocal harmonies.
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),
Hilary Hawke (banjo),
Meredith Watson (gutar, slide guitar, banjo, vocals)