Great Big Family
They spit on enough conventions to keep things interesting The Onion Bluegrass, Punk Rock and a palpable dose of Soul The Pitch, Kansas City Since hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truck stop Honeymoon have traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, performing in Australia, Holland, Germany, Britain and throughout the US. Their music tells a story so honest and strange you know they didn't make it up. Katie learned whore-house piano and bucket bass in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, a banjo-slinging grifter who sold CDs he claimed cured hangovers and small-mindedness. After a court house wedding, the pair hit the road. They spent their wedding night in a truck stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. And so Truck stop Honeymoon was born. On August 29 2005, flood waters submerged their home base in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Truck stop Honeymoon were on tour when the storm hit and so on-tour is where they stayed. Mike and Katie played shows every night, lived out of their van and kept their two daughters entertained in convenience stores across America. But eventually, the road weary family parked their rig as far from any large body of water as they could get: Lawrence, Kansas. Great Big Family is their 5th CD, and the songs build a bridge from the banks of the Mississippi to their new home on the banks of the Kansas River.