The California Honeydrops don’t just play music – they throw parties, and have taken the party all over the world. From European tours to featured slots at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Outside Lands, their shared vision and main purpose is always for the audience to sing and share their joy. They’ve come a long way since two of their members started busking in an Oakland BART station; now five members strong, this enormously energetic band draws on diverse musical influences, which range from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul and Delta blues.
There’s a band out of the Bay Area….called the California Honeydrops…they’re getting a lot of play on my turntable lately.” – Bonnie Raitt
The Honeydrops embody and channel the freewheeling High Sierra spirit like few other bands, and their festival sets are starting to become the stuff of legend.” –Jambase.com
…The California Honeydrops, from Oakland, are the most refreshing act to roll down the blues highway in some time.” – Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues Magazine