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Honey Luck: “Red Line”

Summer’s just over a month away. And with the birds and the bees still bringing new life into Spring, it’s a great time to appreciate fresh acts. So let’s stick a dipper into one of the latest projects to come out of Austin, Honey Luck.

This Americana trio was born out of an auspicious meeting between Brian Pounds and Beth // James’ Jordan and Mikaela Burchill during a Kerrville songwriting competition. The buzz between them was too good to pass up and ever since a session at the Burchills place years later, they’ve stuck together as Honey Luck. Now technically, Honey Luck only made things official this past January. But like a nectar-encrusted horseshoe ringing the stake on the very first throw, Honey Luck’s already had a prosperous start to what’ll surely crystalize into a long-preserved career.

By that we mean Honey Luck’s landed a sweet residency 6PM each Monday in May at the Saxon Pub opening for Austin icon Bob Schneider and recruited six-time Grammy Winner Vance Powell of Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson fame to produce their debut single. A viscous mix of vocal harmonies, heartfelt guitars, and Western fashion paired with a pseudo Super 8 music video that oozes with contagious laughter, sincere smiles, and joyous local performances, “Red Line” has given us our first taste of what’s to come from Honey Luck. And with more tunes already solidifying in their hive, we feel like Honey Luck’s good fortune’s still got a long way to go.

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