It was only a matter of time for a project like ‘Say Darling’ to come together…a band of old friends and road warriors – a super group of sorts – from the New England Roots Rock and Americana scene.
Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter Celia Woodsmith – of the acclaimed bluegrass band ‘Della Mae’ – and crtically lauded guitarist Chris Hersch of the Alt. Country Rock band ‘Girls Guns & Glory’ – took the opportunity to form the band they always wanted when both tenures with these international touring acts came to a close.
Country, R&B and Blues may be the backbone of the band, but make no mistake, ‘Say Darling’ rocks out. Powered by Woodsmith’s straight-from-the-depths vocalizing and Hersch’s finger-flying fretwork (and fortified by vintage Hammond organ tones and rhythm-ready drums) this gutsy ensemble embraces its roots yet keeps its feet firmly in the here-and-now.
Blending distinctive original songs with classic tunes that pay homage to a shared musical heritage, ‘Say Darling’ evokes the funky drive of Little Feat, the moving vocals of Bonnie Raitt and the instrumental prowess of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band while maintaining a firm identity of its own.
Honey Talk is southern rock from the north, 70s rock from today, and 90s alternative sensibilities for the millennial mainstream. They are Boston’s fresh, innovative, and comfortable Roots-Rock quartet that loves to Rock while honoring their Roots. Their sound relies heavily on vocal harmony, rhythmic persistence, and compositional dedication.
The band released an EP entitled “”Real Original” Songs, Vol. 1” in the fall of 2018. They have been performing throughout the Northeast at venues such as Infinity Hall (Norfolk CT), Empire Music Hall (Portland ME), Atwood’s Tavern and TOAD (Cambridge MA) and have been featured on radio stations such as 90.9 WUMB (Boston) and WEMF (Internet radio).