Locust Honey String Band to perform at WCU

Asheville based group, Locust Honey String Band will be playing at the WCU Mountain Heritage Center tonight at 7 p.m. The one-hour concert is part of this season of First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at the Center.

The band of three women- Chloe Edmonstone, Ariel Dixon, and Meredith Watson  play a mix between blues, old time country, and honky tonk.

“I love this music because it connects me to the roots of my heritage, and it reminds me of a simpler time.  I think the show at WCU will be so much fun!  We love to share this culture through our music,” said Dixon.

Edmonstone sings vocals, plays the fiddle, and guitar; Dixon sings vocals, plays the banjo and guitar; and Watson sings vocals, plays the guitar, slide guitar, and banjo. The different instruments and vocals come together to make this band original and fun. Their music has a lot of variety that originated in the Western mountains.

“We are really excited to play for an audience that truly appreciates mountain music and its heritage. We always have a wonderful time playing, and we hope it shows through our songs, and that the audience has just as much fun,” said Edmonstone.

The band came together in Asheville, N.C. in 2011 with their distinct vocals and instruments. They play at many venues in the southeast U.S. including festivals, stages, and square dances.

The band will play songs from their debut album, “He Ain’t No Good” which talks about drinking, jealous lovers, and heartbreak.

Prepare to have good fun dancing the night away. The Mountain Heritage Center is hosting the open jam with local musicians afterwards.