Truckstop Honeymoon

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  • Truckstop Honeymoon

    This show was on Oct 7th, 2014 | 43 people watched
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    • Oct 8
      I love Mike and Katie and their music. I think I have every Mike West and Truckstop CD and the first 40 watt ... Point is unless they want to just play for family and friends they need to get more serious. Mike just played guitar ... mostly chords. That was disappointing. I tried to push though FB. If my friends who were expecting some rippin music watched they were disappointed. The kids were fine ... for one maybe but unless you are related it was too much. Moving on if you really try and put on a "concert" folks could check them out of a library for a couple of bucks and the revenue keeps coming. I would do that with a good concert for a party. It would be perfect. Sorry Mike but when we did Katie Stares at the Moon it was all business. You need to bring that to this venue.
    • Oct 8
      Almost as good as being there in person. It was great fun.
    • Oct 8
      Great show! Audio and video were good, and the band interacted with the people watching online. They even played one of our requests!
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Bio

Since hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truckstop Honeymoon have traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, performing in Australia, Holland, Germany, Britain and throughout the US. Their music tells a story so honest and strange you know they didn’t make it up.

Katie learned whore-house piano and bucket bass in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, a... more

Since hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truckstop Honeymoon have traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, performing in Australia, Holland, Germany, Britain and throughout the US. Their music tells a story so honest and strange you know they didn’t make it up.

Katie learned whore-house piano and bucket bass in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, a banjo-slinging grifter who sold CDs he claimed cured hangovers and small-mindedness. After a court house wedding, the pair hit the road. They spent their wedding night in a truck stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. And so Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

On August 29 2005, flood waters submerged their home base in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Truckstop Honeymoon were on tour when the storm hit and so on-tour is where they stayed. Mike and Katie played shows every night, lived out of their van and kept their two daughters entertained in convenience stores across America. But eventually, the road weary family parked their rig as far from any large body of water as they could get: Lawrence, Kansas.

Truckstop Honeymoon continue to tour and build a loyal following from Illinois to Norway. They have put out four CDs on Baton Rouge label, Squirrel Records, and a full length documentary film by Nathan King Miller, “I Won’t Let The Angels Take You Away”, will soon be available on DVD.

When they are not traveling, Katie and Mike run The 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor, a small studio where they produce songwriters, bands and eccentrics from all over the United States

Truckstop Honeymoon have appeared at international festivals including:

Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia
Woodford Folk Festival, Australia
Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australia
Wakarusa, USA
Folkwoods, Holland
The Naked Song, Holland
Broadstairs Folk Week, England
Summer Sundays, England
Festival Of The Sea, Scotland

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