OMG, it is coming up so soon! We are within the two-week mark now and every day counts as we are preparing and getting so excited to be with you all in the music love bubble.
If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, please do, and bring your people!
You may have seen a recent post about winning a free ticket... stay tuned. More details to come!
We are stoked to share the magic we have been weaving together with BrightSide Blue, in full band form, and we are so excited to join with you for some "alchemical semblance of groove intended for dancing, rejoicing and blissful recalibration" (- Tyler Blue)
We can't do it without you. In fact, we are much more effervescent with you all there, filling in that gorgeous brand-new space at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. If you haven't seen their amazing venue, we're pretty sure that you will be pleased ;)
October 28th Show at CFTA is planning to be EPIC – Here’s why
Local Talents Join Forces To Create Super Band and Prepare to Sell Out the Center for the Arts. El Dub featured opening at 8 pm. Doors at 7.
Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue Announce A Special Video and Album Release Concert at the Center for The Arts on October 28 Following the Success of Their California World Fest Performances
[Grass Valley – October 28th, 2022] Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue team up for a once-in-a-lifetime show in their hometown, Grass Valley, CA. The groups’ budding collaboration throughout the pandemic culminates in the release of their “Live From the Center 2021” album with thirteen songs, both originals, and covers, filled with world rhythms and heavenly harmonies. The album also comes with a full 5-angle video remixed and mastered by Soul Graffiti Productions & Grammy Award-Winner, Oz Fritz. The album also comes with a full 5-angle video also remixed and mastered by Oz Fritz. You can pre-order the album here.
“Live From The Center” is the first recorded collaboration of Honey of the Heart and Brightside Blue as a Super Band. Both groups toured for years as duos, occasionally inviting other instrumentalists to join as guests, but the power that comes through when they all take the stage together is unparalleled. Since launching the combined music group earlier this year, they have been featured at multiple festivals and stages across the West Coast including Relaxpansion Festival in Ashland OR, Beltaine Festival at Rosebud Ranch, and California Worldfest in Grass Valley, CA.
Talent buyers, event producers, community members, and strangers alike continue to express their ardent astonishment at the awesomeness of this Super Band.
Executive Director of the Center for the Arts, Amber Jo Manuel, shares: “This group was a hit at WorldFest. They played multiple stages throughout our four-day festival including a spot on the main stage with some top artists from across the globe. They are always loved by the audience, have an excellent following, and bring great vibes.” Tyler Blue, Director of Music for the Crazy Horse Saloon said: “The term ‘more than the sum of its parts’ was invented for a group like this. It’s rare to witness this level of heartfelt, creative intention come to fruition.”
The level of enthusiasm from fans at this early stage in the group’s union foretells a spectacular road ahead. While there is no telling exactly how it will unfold, the chances of crying, laughing, or dancing wildly during a live performance is nearly guaranteed. The group delivers tight folk-soul-roots-world/flamenco sounds, compelling grooves, and wailing solo-spiked jams – all offered in a spirit of care, humor, and hope for a better world.
These two groups found harmony in the dissonance of the pandemic: Every week they met safely outdoors to support one another and keep spirits high by learning each other’s tunes. Their story of resilience through hard times is a testament to the healing power of music and community. Honey of the Heart and BrightSide Blue were just featured on a podcast called “Neurons To Nirvana” where both bands speak candidly about their deep connection as friends and musical allies. You can listen to the interview HERE.
You can catch them live at their Album and DVD release show at the Center For The Arts in Grass Valley CA on October 28th, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. They then plan to do a run of release shows throughout Northern California, so keep your eyes peeled for these sweethearts: Honey of the Heart & BrightSide Blue are coming your way soon.
Brand New Album Babies Fresh off the Presses
Born from the heart of the pandemic, an altar, a tribute to our muse, nature, family, creative expression, our commitment to growth, seeking awareness, awakeness, deepened listening, collaborative play, flexibility, empathy & honesty... the mess... the masterpiece... hand watercolor painted honeycomb... the acceptance of the flaws that spin into gold as shame is released to fly free, transforming to something much better.
Thank you to the beautiful artists who lent their love skill and precious time to this baby. We can wait to share it all with you.
Get your tickets now for our double band show 10/28 at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts!