Up there with some of the most interesting acts to see live, Xavier Rudd and HoneyHoney are coming to La Zona Rosa Tuesday, May 24. Xavier Rudd is a one-man-band and a spectacle to watch perform. With an acoustic guitar in his hand, hand drums at his side, a lapsteel on his lap, a harmonica around his neck and a didgeridoo inches from his face, Xavier is quite literally a machine. He’s become a fixture on the festival circuit, having played ACL, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and High Sierra among others as well as all over the Australian scene where he’s a native. You can call him a folk or blues artist if you want, but he throws in weird and original shit that makes you wonder what in the world your listening to.
I can’t seem to stop watching his live videos and I think you deserve to see this magic for yourself:
You can find duo HoneyHoney all over the festival circuit as well. Here’s a bit about Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe of HoneyHoney where they answer questions as the other person:
Q: How would you describe your music?
Ben: Suzanne would say something along the lines of “Rocktastic” or “Freeky Deeky”
Suzanne: Ben would say that we are basically pop music.
Q: What/who are your influences?
Ben: I think Suzanne sounds like a mix of Billy Holiday, Chrissie Hynde, and Jack Black.
Suzanne: Ben’s influences are D’Angelo, Gershwin, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson and Satan.
Q: What is the motivation behind your music/lyrics?
Ben and Suzanne (loudly, in unison): To tell a good story.
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