Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, 7 pm hONEyhoUSe Admission: $12 | $15 at the door
hONEyhoUSe is fast becoming a Santa Fe favorite. This unique acoustic trio combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter and wonderful acoustic guitarist Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Their soaring vocals and sweet harmonies are supported by superb percussionist Savannah Thomas and award-winning bassist Maud Beenhouwer.
Yvonne Perea – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.
Hillary Smith – Vocals
With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the US for more than a quarter century. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin and into the soul of those in her audience.
Mandy Buchanan – Vocals
Red River songbird Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.
Savannah Thomas – Djembe/Percussion
Recently joining hONEyhoUSe is Djembe/Percussionist Savannah Thomas. Savannah can rock it, lay back and hang like no other. She has quickly established herself as a versatile and vital part of the music we are writing/recording. Savannah is equally comfy behind the traps making her a very sweet addition to hONEyhoUSe. There are no limits to how many ways our baby sister can groove!
Maud Beenhouwer – Bassist
Maud, a professional musician and music educator for over twenty-five years, she has performed with such notable artists such as The Platters, The Coasters, The Shangrilas, Little Anthony & the Imperials, The Drifters, Sparx, Los Tres Reyes, Patti Page and Rich Little and is a band-leader of several award-winning New Mexico bands. She teaches music privately as well as group classes to children in jazz improvisation.