NEW ORLEANS–Following the success of Wishing Well, winner of OffBeatMagazine’saward for Best Blues Album 2009, the Honey Island Swamp Band returns with Good To You, their much-anticipated sophomore release.
Over a summer highlighted by performances at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival , the Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, NY; the White Mountain Boogie and Blues Fest in Thornton, NH; and the Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival in Baltimore, MD, the band has brought their infectious blend of roots-rock, Americana and funky blues to music lovers far and wide. The album became the number four top seller at Louisiana Music Factory during the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, launching a full-scale national release that continues with the Roots n Blues Festival in Columbia, MO, the first annual De Luna Fest in Pensacola, FL, and the Bear Creek Music Festival in Suwannee, FL this fall.
The album is already gaining momentum with steady airplay on East, West and Gulf Coasts, and if early reviews are any indication, Good To You looks to be the album that will establish Honey Island Swamp Band as the next major act to explode out of New Orleans.
“This band of New Orleans musicians, who formed in the San Francisco Bay area while riding out Katrina, return with their strongest effort to date,” Erik Deatherage, DJ at WTMD Baltimore, says. “Check out the best dueling guitar lick since Wilco's ‘Impossible Germany’ on the scorching opener ‘Chocolate Cake’.”
HISB continues a nationwide tour in support of Good To You this Fall.
For more information, visit www.honeyislandswampband.com .