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Honeysuckle Possums

Rank #1 US Santa Barbara, CA Folk / Bluegrass / old timey


  • Nicola Gordon Vocals, Songwrit...
  • Susan Marie Reeves Vocals
  • Lisa Macker Bass
  • Ruth Alpert Percussion
  • Rebecca Troon Vocals
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Sounds Like: Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Ralph Stanley, Carolina Chocolate Drops, carter family

Label: email: niquoo@gmail.com

Manager: booking: troonie2ns@gmail.com

Bio: The Honeysuckle Possums were born when Susan Marie Reeves and Nicola Gordon began writing songs together. Susan had previously been in the Bluegrass band, “Wild Sage”. Nicola had taken up the fiddle. They got together and did a couple of gigs with “Honorary” Possum, beloved friend, and very first... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Honeysuckle Possums has a show on 10/25/2014 at 07:00 PM @ WITZEND in Venice, CA http://t.co/tn4PcFkX0K #concert


“The Possums have hearts full of honey. These women clearly love what they're playing. This is true Americana... and they're mighty tight as well. If you could taste the sound, it would be clear country Honeydew Vinewater. Give them a listen! ”
— Johnny Sacko / Santa Barbara, possum friend
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  • Sat

    Oct 25

    Venice, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Venice, CA, US
    Sat Oct 25 7:00pm


    OMG, this is going to be great. Get your tickets while they last! Come on out and help the TALL MEN GROUP celebrate founder, Jimmy ‘Muffin’ Yessian¹s birthday. It is guaranteed to be a night of fun, laughs & surprises. Very special guests The Honeysuckle Possums at 7pm and Sweet Talk Radio at 8 pm.Tall men at 9pm. You won't want to miss this event. The door cover is $10 and good for the entire evening of great music. There is plenty of street parking up & down Lincoln Blvd. Click here for advanced tickets: http://witzend.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=163896&cart WitZend is an upscale, live music club located on the Westside of Los Angeles in Venice, CA that offers a wide variety of incredible performances nearly every night of the week. WitZend is a listening room & guests come to enjoy the great talent that plays its stage! It is an intimate setting with some table seating as well as other open seating. Table reservations are available by calling: 310-305-4792. There is a full bar & some choice foods including yummy sandwiches, wraps, salads, gourmet pizza, etc. http://witzendlive.com/ 7pm - The Honeysuckle Possums: The three lead singers, Nicola Gordon (fiddle & ukelele); Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strumstick & ukelele) and Rebecca Troon (banjo, fiddle, bodhran & tin whistle) are all accomplished songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass & mandolin while joining in on vocals & harmonies. Ruth Alpert is the band’s dancing percussionist, an Appalachian-style flat-footer, who seems to float as she makes it easy for the crowd to dance and clap along. The Possums intention is “to create and share bliss through music”. Their collective joy onstage is delightful, & their performances are carried on a strong current of love and friendship. “Possum” audience members often comment on how that energy is positively contagious! http://honeysucklepossums.com/ 8pm - SWEET TALK RADIO is the husband and wife team of Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame. This dynamic duo, based in Los Angeles, draws on the combination of Shorr's captivating vocals and Burlingame's lyrical guitar. Their music has earned them recurring spots on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and the ears of music supervisors on some of today's top tv shows. http://sweettalkradio.com/ 9pm - Tall Men Group brings together six of LA’s finest singer/songwriters: Severin Browne, Edward Tree, Jimmy Yessian, Marty Axelrod, Jeff Kossack and John Stowers. The Tall Men show is rich with brotherly rapport, crafted harmonies, stories and musicianship. But that's only the "icing." The "cake"s the songwriting. Accessible, fresh, original, often funny, always moving. Audiences from Oregon to San Diego rave that "every song is a gem". The overwhelming success of their West coast tour prompted the band to release their first album, ‘12 by 6’ in 2013, which is available on CD baby, iTunes and at their live shows. http://tallmengroup.weebly.com/

  • Thu

    Oct 16

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm
    11th Annual FAR-West Musi...
    Oakland, CA, US
    Thu Oct 16 8:00pm


    11th Annual FAR-West Music Conference October 16-19, 2014 Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA Reba Mae, Suzi Pie and Nicki Jo, going. We're going to spread musical bliss and rub shoulders with the folk music world at large. You going to be there?

  • Sun

    Oct 12

    Goleta, CA, US | 11:00am
    Stow House
    Goleta, CA, US
    Sun Oct 12 11:00am


    The Fiddlers Convention and Festival is a day long celebration of Traditional American Folk Music produced by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise. Goes from 10-5pm. This year the Possums are on at 11am, opening the main stage. We are very excited about this! It's a wonderful community event. Come and stay the whole day if you can, it's a blast. Here's the intentions and results of the festival... It brings children and adults from the local community and beyond to share a music filled day in a beautiful park setting It preserves our Old Time American Music heritage and encourages musicians to showcase their talent It encourages people to learn more about our country's rich musical heritage It fosters a love of music and inspires many young people to learn to play an instrument General admission is $20, Seniors, over 65, and students with ID: $15, children under 17 get in free. All proceeds and sponsorship donations fund Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise local and international community service projects. See you there.

  • Sat

    Sep 27

    Ojai, CA, US | 3:00pm
    Ojai, CA, US
    Sat Sep 27 3:00pm


    Shoebefest. A dear friend and fan of the Possums started a festival many years ago. It was local. It was free. It was just our type of music. Well, Mike Shoebe has passed on to the angels, but his memory and festival live on. The Festival is free, but donations are accepted and Tee shirts are for sale if you want to support the cause. it will be great music all day, from noon to 10 pm at night. We will be playing 3 to 4 pm. It is located on a farm in Ojai: 1091 Cuyama Rd. Ojai, Ca. 93023. Take Hwy 150 to Ojai, cross the Ventura River bridge, take 3rd left at La Luna. Go about 1 1/2 miles and go right on El Roblar. In a mile it changes names (don't turn) to Cuyama Rd. Go another 1/2 mile, it's on the left. Bring a picnic (there is no food there, so be prepared-and you WILL want to stay all day, just saying, it's great!). No Dogs please. We are looking forward to this!

  • Thu

    Sep 18

    Ventura, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Centre for Art and Talk
    Ventura, CA, US
    Thu Sep 18 7:00pm


    Susan, Rebecca and Nicola, the three 'songbirds' of the Possums, will play their original songs and Possum songs. The three Songbirds did 'residency' here in June, it's very cool. This night will also be featuring a fashion show and some other special surprises. Please come and enjoy this event with us!

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Q: I enjoyed your shows at Westmont. I volunteer at the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Fest'l. While it might be too late to get on the '14 program, it seems like a great fit for you, and great publicity for '1
A: oo, just saw this---maybe next year? Let us know... Thanks Nicola

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