Since the summer of 2013 The Bootleg Honeys have quickly become one of the Bay Area’s favorite live Americana acts. Their sweet and lively sound features impeccable three part harmony and musicianship, as well as a hefty collection of finely crafted original material that will pull your heartstrings and get your boots stompin’. December 2015 brought the release of Paint it Red, their debut full length album featuring 11 original songs, which is already receiving regular air play on Sonoma County radio and beyond.
The Bootleg Honeys have played at large and small California venues with a number of great artists including The Great American Music Hall with The White Buffalo, Sweetwater Music Hall with Albert Lee, two consecutive years at The Kate Wolf Music Festival (Kate Wolf Tribute Set) with Joan Baez, The Indigo Girls, Steve Earle and Smokey Robinson, as well as the KRSH Earle Fest with Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Sonny Landreth. They regularly play to full houses at hometown venues like McNear’s Mystic Theatre, Hopmonk, and Twin Oaks Roadhouse in collaboration with local artists The Brother’s Comatose, David Luning, The Easy Leaves, The Highway Poets and Eric Lindell.
In 2016 founding members Katie Phillips and Alison Harris welcomed singer songwriter Karen Joy Brown into the Bootleg family. While still performing as an acoustic trio, the Honeys are often joined by drummer Mark Tarlton and multi-instrumentalist Erik Stieg, for what makes a truly rockin’ 5 piece band.
With an undeniable chemistry, and appreciation for songwriting and music making, The Bootleg Honeys are bound to make you smile, stomp your feet and leave you wanting more!