The music of RJ Knapp & Honey Robin is Smart, Witty, Original, Rocking Bluz, and their performance is high energy, emotional, entertaining, interactive and fun!
We have just been nonimated for 4 Washington Blues Society 2013 BB Awards:
Best New Blues Band : the RJ Knapp & Honey Robin band
Best Blues Songwriter : RJ Knapp
Best Blues Bass : Robert Baker
Best Washington Blues Recording : Our New CD,
“Don't Blame The DYNAMITE...If you can't light the fuse!”
This album is a compilation of RJ Knapp's original, rocking, humorous, old school and heartstring blues. RJ will blow your mind with original vocal styling and his electrifying guitar picking - as he says in his song, I Call It The Bluz..."Bending strings for all their worth is my only joy!" And man, ain’t it the truth.
Now throw in the sultry and sizzling vocals of classically trained Honey Robin, and her moody renditions will take you to that place where hearts are soaring and crying comes easy.
Also classically trained bassist Robert Baker spreads his licks over the bottom of every song, like real butter on fresh baked bread – you just want more.
RJ Knapp, Guitar and Lead and Backup Vocals
Honey Robin, Lead and backup Vocals
Robert Baker, Bassist and Backup Vocals
Chicago born RJ Knapp, is a 30 year veteran of the Seattle music scene, and has played music ranging from Classic Rock, Top 40, to Soul, Funk and Blues, from California to Canada. Second only to his phenomenal guitar playing skills, are his song writing abilities. While playing in the Pioneer Square circuit in the 80's, RJ was given the moniker of Mr. Bluz, that stands to this day.
Robin "Honey Robin" Mahaffey brings her smooth and sultry voice to the blues! With her classical training and background in Opera, Swing and R&B, she is now setting the blues scene ablaze. Her sizzling cuts, "Ready for Times" and "Hole in My Heart", are highlights of RJ Knapp & Honey Robin's new CD.
Rob Baker Rob Received his BA in Music in 1979. In 2007 Rob started playing with the alternative rock band 19-5 and later with BRAZZ, a Brazilian jazz quartet. "I now with RJ Knapp & Honey Robin. “I am finally playing the music that I love with the most amazing talent.” Life is good.
"These guys played all the way over at the Big Sky Blues Festival in Noxon, Mt...and they are still talking about their set...you’ll really like these guys. They’re one of newest and hottest bands on the scene
today.” Randy Oxford, Oxford Entertainment, Mt Rainier Art’s Festival
"… RJ Knapp and his crew kicked things into high gear on Saturday by making a dramatic entrance on their Harleys. The crowd went wild over that grand entrance, and their great set of music that featured RJ’s sizzling guitar work and great singing, the bar was set high for the weekend…” Baggs Groove– Washington Blues Society