Hannah Daman first found her musical footing in Glasgow, Scotland writing and playing songs about her childhood in rural New England. She wound her way back to the states on a three month North American house show tour in 2014 and ended up rooting in Portland ME because the food was better.
There she joined locals, Megan and Francesca Martelle who have brought their classical prowess and good ole fiddle spirit to the original tunes since they all started playing together as Hannah Daman and the Martelle Sisters in Jan of 2016.
In 2016 they've enjoyed opportunities of playing with their full band at some of the best venues in their home town of Portland including opening for North of Nashville and Seepeoples at Portland House of Music and Events (pHOME), for Parsonsfield at Empire, and Kaleo at Port City Music Hall. This winter they hope to keep working on recording a full length album and on perfecting their mulled wine recipe.
Formed in February 2013, and driven by a shared passion to create music with purpose, The Western Den is the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, who together, blend compelling lush harmonies with ambient textures to produce a sound all their own. They released their debut EP, ‘Battle Hymns’, in May 2013 and premiered themselves to the public, opening for Melissa Ferrick on the northeastern leg of her national tour, in the summer of the same year. They have since shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Saintseneca, Lucy Dacus, Mark Erelli, Paula Cole and the Boston Pops.
Their newest EP, 'All The Birds' (released March 23rd, 2015), is available now for purchase and streaming on Bandcamp, and all other music distribution platforms.
"People under the spell of the Western Den often watch them with their heads tilted upwards, their mouths slightly open, pulsing subconsciously in time to the music. It’s like observing someone having a very strange dream.” (Zoe Atlas, Sound of Boston: Local Spotlight)
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.
Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, Damn Tall Buildings and others.
In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards. In 2016 the group played Lollapalooza on the Pepsi Stage as well as CMJ in New York City.They have also been nominated again for the categories Best Americana and Best Folk Artist at the 2016 Boston Music Awards, as well as new nominations, Americana/Roots Act Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Red Line Roots' 2016 Big Reds.
As a recipient of Club Passim's Iguana Music Grant, Honeysuckle recently released a new full-length album on March 24th, 2016 to a sold out crowd at Club Passim. Also available is their debut EP, "Arrows," released on April 29th, 2015.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $12 adv. – $15 day of