Honeymoon and Reid Parsons at Blending & Bottling
Live at Oxbow: Honeymoon and Reid Parsons
| Honeymoon |
Honeymoon is a folk-country band out of Portland, ME. Toying with the balance of joy and heaviness, sweetness and loss, lyricists Hannah and Sav write in a way that walks alongside you. Their first EP, Wild Bird, will be released in August 2023.
Hannah and Sav started playing together in 2020 and found their instant meshing of sounds to be sweetly serendipitous. Their sound took on a new and exciting form with the addition of John Bailey on mandolin in 2023.
Inspired by artists like Esther Rose, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Waxahatchee, Honeymoon’s sound is influenced by the new iterations of folk and country, and deeply rooted in the traditional country at its core. Earnest and melancholic with a hint of silliness, Honeymoon is here to cry with you and laugh with you too.
| Reid Parsons |
Reid Parsons’s lyrics are honest and simple, placed with intention in a true craftsman style. Not one to beat around the bush, Parsons has a knack of distilling the hurts and hopes of life into compact tunes that live in the liminal spaces between genres. “Parsons has a warm spirit. Even though her tunes touch on hardships and dark times, they impart a sense of hope that’s lately in short supply” (Jordan Adams, Seven Days).
Parsons was raised in the woods with early influences of folk, blues, and jazz. Her deft songwriting landed her the top spot at the 2017 Advance Music Singer/Songwriter competition, providing the opportunity to record a 5 song EP, released in 2018. Parsons subsequently recorded a live EP in 2021, and her debut album is scheduled for independent release in late 2023.
[$5 Cover | 7 PM]