We’re not even at the midway point of December, so clearly, for better or worse, there’s a lot left in 2016. But excuse us for daydreaming beyond the most important upcoming dates — the opening of Star Wars: Rogue One, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve — in order to start getting properly excited for January.
And come next month, there will be four — count ’em, four! — opportunities to get excited with Honeysuckle. The Boston trio, which was nominated for Folk Artist of the Year and Americana Artist of the Year in the 2016 Boston Music Awards, are setting up shop at Cambridge’s Plough & Stars for a free, all-ages Sunday afternoon residency that kicks off January 8.
“This residency will be a fun chance for us to try out some new material, as well as cover some of our musical heroes alongside a few of our good friends,” the band tells Vanyaland. “There are so many amazingly talented people in the Boston music scene, especially in the Cambridge folk community that embraced us in a big way over this past year. We’re excited to have the chance to highlight and collaborate with other performers from our scene over the course of the month.”
The kickoff session is a tribute to birthday boys David Bowie and Elvis Presley (who would have turned 70 and 82, respectively), also features Aurora Birch. Other guests and themes include “protest songs” with Gillian Grogan (January 15), the “music of Leonard Cohen” with Sam Moss (January 22) and a “Mr. Rodgers” theme with Rob Flax (January 29). As we mentioned, the shows are free and all ages, and kick off each Sunday in January at 4 p.m.
Listen to Honeysuckle’s self-titled March album via Bandcamp below, and get more details on the January residency via the flyer. Featured Honeysuckle photo up top taken by Giles Clement at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.