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Bluegrass Soundboard cover June-July 2024, Southwest Bluegrass Association

Bluegrass Soundboard Cover!

Our wizard in residence, Devin made the cover of the Bluegrass Soundboard! Thanks, Southwest Bluegrass Association!

📸 David Cupp

Long Beach Bluegrass Festival 2024

Inaugural Long Beach Bluegrass Festival!


The inaugural Long Beach Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, May 4th!  Join us at the Bandshell at Recreation Park for a full day of bluegrass bands, food trucks, beer garden, jamming and all the fun you can stuff into a day… FREE, courtesy of Friends of Rec Park Bandshell & California Bluegrass Association! SHARE & bring your friends!  Bands include Honey Buckets, The Salty Suites, Matt Michienzie Band, Joy Louise, Lucky Punch, Cobblestone Ramblers & The Honey Whiskey Trio

Recording with Eric Uglum

We’re busy in the studio, recording with the master, Eric Uglum… check out this incredible studio! We have lots of music to share and can’t wait till you can hear it.  Exciting times and we’re having a blast thanks to Eric’s patience and professionalism.  We’re so grateful to work with someone this talented and experienced.  Watch for new single releases soon!

South State 48: Volume III

South State 48: Volume III was a hit!  A HUGE thank you to Danny, Donna and all the California Bluegrass Association folks who make this awesome SoCal event happen!  Outstanding performance by our AZ friends, Fair Black Rose, as well as Wild Blue Yonder & Rose Valley Thorns.  Don’t miss this event held every year in beautiful Carlsbad, CA at the Carlsbad By The Sea hotel.

Huck Finn Jubilee 2023 - Honey Buckets

Huck Finn Jubilee 2023!

So much incredible music and joy at Huck Finn Jubilee! We’re so grateful to share the stage with such talented and kind folks. Huge thanks to The Huckers, volunteers, stage & sound crew, pickers, grinners & everyone who played a part. Jacob Jolliff Band, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Twisted Pine, Wood Belly, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Water Tower, Caltucky, Miss Leo Music, The Cross-Eyed Possum, Nate LaPointe Music, Matt Michienzie Band, Joy Louise, Lucky Punch & LA River Boys.

Pickin' in the Pines 2023 Honey Buckets

Thank you, Pickin’ in the Pines!

Incredible weekend at Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Festival!  Huge thanks to all who came out to our ‘Tweener, workshop and jam camp!  We appreciated all the kind words & music shared and spotting our t-shirts everywhere!  Our love and thanks especially to the staff and volunteers that bring us one of the best weekends of the year.  We can’t wait to see y’all soon!

Honey Buckets @ Huck Finn Jubilee 2023

Huck Finn Jubilee 2023!

Huck YEAHHH! Honey Buckets are back at our hometown fest Huck Finn Jubilee bringin’ bluegrass rage to the main stage! We’re kickstartin’ the party Thursday night at our Late-Night Jam Camp, so come out early and join the fun. October 5-8th at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground in San Dimas, CA.

Tickets on-sale NOW at Be sure to get your campsite asap and add-on Thursday so you don’t miss out!

We’re excited to be part of this excellent line-up including The Jacob Joliff Band, Twisted Pine, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Wood Belly, Water Tower & Caltucky.

Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass Festival 2023

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Festival!

Some news you can hardly wait to share! We’re thrilled to announce Honey Buckets will play a ‘tweener on the main stage at the 2023 Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival! But wait, there’s more! We’re also giving a workshop on rocking a single mic… and you know that means we’re also bringing our (in?)famous late-night jam camp to South Campground!

Pickin’ in the Pines is one of the best music festivals, anywhere! It has it all… excellent line-up, beautiful campground, great weather and the friendliest folks you’ll ever find. We’re so honored to play a part and hope you’ll join us September 15-17 in Flagstaff, Arizona for an unforgettable weekend!

Honey Buckets - ABA Bluegrass Roundup 2023

Inaugural ABA Bluegrass Roundup!

We’re home after helping kick off an outstanding new festival in Arizona. The inaugural ABA Bluegrass Roundup was a hit! THANK YOU to the 5,000 guests, volunteers, bands and everyone involved with making this event a huge success. Sincerely, your friendly festin’ all-night jammin’ whoopin’ hollerin’ Honey Buckets!

Check out some good shots of the bands and our 24/7 jam camp on

Honey Buckets on KPIG Radio!

Our love & appreciation to KPIG 107.5 FM & Choo Choo Charlie for our FIRST radio play and shout out… Bluegrass in My Fridge and ATOW, our debut singles, during last night’s Alternate Roots show!  Pretty exciting stuff for a little SoCal bluegrass band!  You can hear both songs now on all streaming services.

Bluegrass fans, you’re missing out on a spectacular weekly show if you’re not listening to Alternate Roots every Saturday night at 8pm PST.  Charlie plays a deep mix of grass we all know and love, as well as emerging bands like us!  His grandfather, Cousin Al, hosted the Sunday night bluegrass show for decades, while Charlie grew up working at the station.  Real, living bluegrass history worth supporting, folks!  You can tune in anywhere online at with a low-cost account, 107.5 FM near the Bay area/Freedom or 94.9 FM near San Luis Obispo.

Honey Buckets showcase for the California Bluegrass Association at The Great 48 Jam in Bakersfield, CA - Jan 7 2023

Honey Buckets CBA Showcase @ Great 48

We’re home after pickin’ for days at The Great 48 Jam in Bakersfield, CA.  Performing a showcase for the California Bluegrass Association was an unforgettable honor.  Thank you to everyone who filled the ballroom, to the CBA for this incredible event, and to the countless folks who contribute to make it happen.

The Great 48 is a FREE, 24/7 picking festival that takes place at the Bakersfield Marriott early January.  Don’t miss this event!

Bluegrass Today - California Report: CBA SoCal Regional Director Donna Hargis

Honey Buckets mentioned in Bluegrass Today!

Bluegrass Today interviewed ⚡ Donna Hargis ⚡, Ambassador of Bluegrass in Southern California.  Thanks for mentioning us, but most of all for the light and love you give to our community.  Read this outstanding report on bluegrass in Southern California here:
Bluegrass in My Fridge (Single)

Debut Single Release!


Our debut single, Bluegrass in My Fridge, is now streaming on all services worldwide!  Please listen on your favorite streaming services, share on social media and stay tuned for our upcoming album!

Need BLUEGRASS MUSIC be PRESERVED… or time to clean out the Fridge??

ABA Bluegrass Roundup 2023 Flyer

ABA Bluegrass Roundup 2023!


We’re bringin’ single-mic bluegrass fury to the 2nd Annual ABA Bluegrass Roundup! Join us in Florence, Arizona at the end of January for three days of bluegrass bands and seven days of camping and jamming. This festival is worth the drive, CA folks! Great bands, open dry camping for RV’s and tents, jamming all week, workshops, food trucks, beer garden, all for $80!

Monday January 30th – Sunday February 5th, 2023
Tickets go on sale Sept 1st here –

Honey Buckets @ the 44th Annual Huck Finn Jubilee 2022

Huck Finn Jubilee 2022!

Honey Buckets are excited to announce our return to the 44th Annual Huck Finn Jubilee 2022!  Our hometown SoCal festival is back this October, with national and local bluegrass bands, camping, all-night jamming… HUCKYEAH!  But wait, there’s more!  Our debut single will arrive just in time!  We sure hope to see everyone there… you don’t want to miss this weekend!

Tickets go on sale Friday 7/15 and will likely sell out, so get yours soon.  Visit for more information.

Honey Buckets Bluegrass Band - Recording Debut Album

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Jam!

Rising up from the depths of the recording studio for one day only… if you want to hear the Honey Buckets any time in next few months, this is your chance. We’ll be at Topanga Banjo Fiddle Folk Festival, jamming and hanging out all day. We’re hard at work on our debut album coming later this summer but we sure miss everyone and can’t wait to share some new music with you!
Honey Buckets Bluegrass Christmas Spectacular

Honey Buckets Christmas Spectacular!

Join the Honey Buckets and Friends as they bring the yuletide cheer with music, drinks and debauchery!  Maybe even a surprise visit from Ol’ Saint Nick himself!?  Please share this free event to your favorite groups, invite your friends and Tune in on Facebook Live, Wednesday December 22nd, 7 pm PST!


Were the Honey Buckets Naughty or Nice this year?  Find out live on the Honey Buckets Christmas Spectacular!
South State 48 Bluegrass By The Sea Inaugural Featured Performance on 11/5/21

Inaugural South State 48 Festival

Much fun and little sleep was had last weekend at the inaugural South State 48 festival in Carlsbad, CA.  To say it was a success is an understatement and we were honored to perform!  A HUGE thank you to the California Bluegrass Association and especially the team of volunteers including Danny Clark, Donna Hargis and Joanne Ledesma who put in countless hours to bring us another 24/7 jamming event in California!
South State 48 Band Lineup

South State 48 Inaugural Featured Band

We’re honored to be a featured band at the inaugural South State 48, presented by the California Bluegrass Association in beautiful Carlsbad, CA!  We perform at the Windmill Food Hall on Friday Nov 5th at 8pm.  This event is free and open to the public, it would mean so much to us if you’d come!  In addition to performing at the Windmill Food Hall, the CBA has booked the hotel next door for 24/7 jamming throughout the weekend!  Bring an instrument and a friend and join in on the fun.  For more details, visit
Prescott Bluegrass Festival 2021 - Honey Buckets

Prescott Bluegrass Festival 2021!

A huge THANK YOU to the over 7,000 of you who came out to Prescott Bluegrass Festival, and the many others who watched the livestream or television broadcast over the weekend! We’re so grateful to play for such an amazing crowd of music lovers. Our thanks as well to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to your beautiful city, to the sound crew at Prescott Pro Sound, LLC. for a great job, the campground staff, sponsors, vendors, and all of the other folks who work hard to make one of the best FREE bluegrass festivals, anywhere! See you soon!

You can watch the festival livestream here –

Honey Buckets Bluegrass Band - Prescott Bluegrass Festival 2021

Honey Buckets playing Prescott Bluegrass Festival 2021

We’re excited to announce Honey Buckets are playing at the 40th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Prescott, Arizona!  Come join us at one of the best FREE bluegrass festivals in the world.

We’re playing two sets on Saturday June 26th at 12 pm and 4 pm, and one set on Sunday June 27th at 12pm.  Stay tuned for more info about the line-up and camping.  Hope to see you there!

Honey Buckets - Huck Finn Jubilee 2020

Huck Finn Jubilee 2020 Livestream

Honey Buckets are excited and grateful to be invited back to the 43rd Annual Huck Finn Jubilee – Live Stream!  Be sure to catch the stream on October 25th, 1-6pm PST.  What a thrill it was to play our hometown festival last year and we hope you’ll all join us again this year, keeping the festival experience alive.  This will be a donation-based event with live performances as well as some classics from the archive, interviews, prizes (including an Eastman guitar and mandolin), and more.

Watch the entire festival livestream at  Line-up includes Chris Thile, The War and Treaty, Dustbowl Revival, The Kitchen Dwellers, Old Salt Union, Della Mae, Aoife O’Donovan, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, MohaviSoul, Shakedown String Band, The Get Down Boys, Water Tower, Other Mother Brother Band, Greasy Spoons, Crying Uncle, and Honey Buckets.

Honey Buckets - Huck Finn Jubilee 2019

Honey Buckets are playing Huck Finn Jubilee!

We’re playing our hometown festival, Huck Finn Jubilee! Enjoy some days of camping, cookouts and music with us. HFJ is always an awesome experience, and we’re grateful to be a part of this year’s festival. We go on Friday afternoon so come out early. We’d really love to see familiar faces out there!

Music – Fri Sept 27th & Sat 28th
Camping – Thurs Sept 26th – Sun Sept 29th

Don’t forget to bring your instruments, ears, or even just your bellies to the Midnight Moonlight Grilled-Cheese Jams!

Early pricing is available until May 15th  — Info & Tickets