Honeysuckle Blue is a unique duo that performs a wide variety of crowd-pleasing music – Modern and Classic Country, Pop, Southern Rock, Blues, Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, award-winning originals and a little bit of everything else. Ashley Rose Kent and Mala Patterson, both from north Alabama, consider themselves musical sisters. Ashley and Mala usually play the guitar, banjo, violin/fiddle and mandolin during their performances; but they also play the bass, ukulele, lap dulcimer, piano, washboard, spoons and even a cup! You never know when Ashley or Mala will start to clog and buck dance during a show.
Separately, Ashley and Mala have performed at a variety of venues, including Dollywood and Silver Dollar City, and events, such as the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida, and Panoply, in over twenty states. Together, they have performed at the Smithsonian-affiliate Museum of Appalachia; Rock City; Strawberry Festival in Moulton, Alabama; Lincoln county fair in Tennessee; Nashville’s Opry Mills; “Cooper and Company” morning television show; and many other art shows, events and venues. Audiences of all ages connect with these dynamic ladies’ playful sense of humor and love of music and dance.
Honeysuckle Blue performs strictly LIVE music – no loops or tracks. They can add a percussionist for a trio or both a percussionist and bass player for a 4-piece band. Whatever is best for your event or venue.