Whether it's music from early 1900s Hawaii, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, or their own original songs about everything from scenic road trips to mysterious murders, the Honeyville Rascals are playing what they love. Their music is rooted in the traditions of jazz, blues and folk. The duo weaves together vocal melodies & harmonies accompanied by ukuleles, banjo and percussion. They boast an eclectic repertoire which includes popular material culled from 10 decades of songwriting as well as many tunes of their own. Their debut album, Up On Honeypie Hill, is a beautiful and thoughtful collection of original music, including dueling love songs (That's Why and Ain't That a Picture), a tongue-in-cheek 'bitter country waltz' (I Don't Need You Forever), a genuine original folk anthem (Aldwell) and an homage to one of the Rascals' favorite places (Avalon). A perfect collection for music lovers everywhere, whether you're at home, on a road trip or just making your daily commute.
Elsa Hay is a singer-songwriter playing old-time clawhammer banjo. After several years of playing the banjo, she started to write her own songs and joined Songwriters In Seattle, where she gained both motivation and education in the craft of songwriting. While her banjo playing is firmly rooted in the old-time tradition, her songs paint sketches of modern life.