Thu May 10 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Atomic Cowboy Pavilion

4140 Manchester Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110

Ages 21+

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The California Honeydrops spring into 2018 with the Call It Home Tour to promote the release of a new double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2. The California Honeydrops have a reputation as being among the most exciting and dynamic live bands on the planet. With unrelenting energy and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles, genres and idioms, the Honeydrops have spent a decade playing everywhere from subway stations in their native Oakland, California to sold-out shows in theatres and at festivals all across the globe. In addition to their own non-stop touring, 2016 and 2017 saw them honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her extensive North American tour, following past support slots with such icons as B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

The band has come a long way since vocalist, guitarist, and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B to funk, Southern soul, Delta blues and New Orleans second-line. All while staying true to the organic, street-level feel of their origins. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says. “We don't make setlists. We want requests. We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells.”

DISCOGRAPHY:

  • Call It Home (release date April 2018)
  • A River’s Invitation (2015)
  • Like You Mean It (2013)
  • Honeydrops Live (2012)
  • Spreadin' Honey (2010)
  • Soul Tub (2008)

 

Jim Beam Presents

THURSDAY MAY 10
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS w/ GREYHOUNDS

Doors 6PM // Show 8PM
$17 ADV // $20 DAY OF


Atomic Cowboy Pavilion | 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Atomic Cowboy has seated dining inside until 10pm and a food stand outside during concerts. Seating is first come first serve. Doors are 6pm unless stated otherwise, so come early, claim your spot and enjoy!

Limited Seating Available.
No Coolers. No Lawn Chairs.
For ADA seating or to reserve a party of 20 or more in advance, email us at  info@atomic-cowboy.com

Jim Beam presents
The California Honeydrops w/ Greyhounds

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  • The California Honeydrops

    The California Honeydrops

    Jazz

    The California Honeydrops spring into 2018 with the Call It Home Tour to promote the release of a new double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2. The California Honeydrops have a reputation as being among the most exciting and dynamic live bands on the planet. With unrelenting energy and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles, genres and idioms, the Honeydrops have spent a decade playing everywhere from subway stations in their native Oakland, California to sold-out shows in theatres and at festivals all across the globe. In addition to their own non-stop touring, 2016 and 2017 saw them honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her extensive North American tour, following past support slots with such icons as B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

    The band has come a long way since vocalist, guitarist, and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B to funk, Southern soul, Delta blues and New Orleans second-line. All while staying true to the organic, street-level feel of their origins. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says. “We don't make setlists. We want requests. We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells.”

    DISCOGRAPHY:

    • Call It Home (Release Date April 2018)
    • A River’s Invitation (2015)
    • Like You Mean It (2013)
    • Honeydrops Live (2012)
    • Spreadin' Honey (2010)
    • Soul Tub (2008)

     

  • Greyhounds

    Greyhounds

    Pop

    While recording at Sun Studios for the PBS series "Sun Studio Sessions", Greyhounds met Memphis native and acclaimed engineer, Matt Ross-Spang. Soon afterwards, Matt moved his operation to Sam Phillips Recording studio. Greyhounds were very familiar with the studio, and its deep history, and had always wanted to record there. It is the type of place that you walk into and are transported to another era. A perfect place to make the type of record Greyhounds were interested in making. A less produced, and more spontaneous style of recording, all straight to tape like many of the classic music that was made there in its heyday. Coincidentally, Ross-Spang has made a name for him self as a student of that old school style of making records.

    Due to the high demand for the studio and Matts services, as well as Greyhounds busy touring schedule, it was challenging to find a time when they could work together. Finally a small window of time opened up ( 3 Days ) and Greyhounds made the trip from Austin, to Memphis to begin recording.

    Pulling from 17 years of songwriting, Greyhounds had plenty of material to choose from. "It was a chance to look back at some of our favorite tunes that we never had recorded" ( Trube ). Because there were only 3 days in which to record and mix the record. Greyhounds knew they would have to be ready to perform these songs seamlessly, just like they would at a live show. "When recording to tape you have to make commitments. It is a lesson in letting go and not getting hung up on things. Its liberating" (Trube).

    Greyhounds proceeded to Memphis and recorded and mixed 13 songs over the course of 3 days all live to 8 track 1" tape, with some special guest appearances from some of their good friends Will Sexton, Amy LaVere, and Art Edmaiston. "When you are going at that pace, you don't get a lot of time to second guess yourself. You learn to trust your instincts and be more present in the

    moment." ( Farrell ).

    “Cheyenne Valley Drive” is a product of a band at the height of their game, making music in a studio that has been virtually untouched by time, recording in the style that many of their musical heroes used. Basically a dream come true. A dream they want to share with you.

Jim Beam presents

The California Honeydrops w/ Greyhounds

Thu May 10 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Atomic Cowboy Pavilion Saint Louis MO
The California Honeydrops w/ Greyhounds
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 21+

The California Honeydrops spring into 2018 with the Call It Home Tour to promote the release of a new double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2. The California Honeydrops have a reputation as being among the most exciting and dynamic live bands on the planet. With unrelenting energy and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles, genres and idioms, the Honeydrops have spent a decade playing everywhere from subway stations in their native Oakland, California to sold-out shows in theatres and at festivals all across the globe. In addition to their own non-stop touring, 2016 and 2017 saw them honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her extensive North American tour, following past support slots with such icons as B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

The band has come a long way since vocalist, guitarist, and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B to funk, Southern soul, Delta blues and New Orleans second-line. All while staying true to the organic, street-level feel of their origins. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says. “We don't make setlists. We want requests. We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells.”

DISCOGRAPHY:

  • Call It Home (release date April 2018)
  • A River’s Invitation (2015)
  • Like You Mean It (2013)
  • Honeydrops Live (2012)
  • Spreadin' Honey (2010)
  • Soul Tub (2008)

 

Jim Beam Presents

THURSDAY MAY 10
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS w/ GREYHOUNDS

Doors 6PM // Show 8PM
$17 ADV // $20 DAY OF


Atomic Cowboy Pavilion | 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Atomic Cowboy has seated dining inside until 10pm and a food stand outside during concerts. Seating is first come first serve. Doors are 6pm unless stated otherwise, so come early, claim your spot and enjoy!

Limited Seating Available.
No Coolers. No Lawn Chairs.
For ADA seating or to reserve a party of 20 or more in advance, email us at  info@atomic-cowboy.com