Honeymoon play tough, funny, hi-octane songs about interstates,
pinball arcades and true love. Katie Euliss pounds
a doghouse bass while Mike West punishes a banjo mercilessly.
Together they charm festival crowds and drive roadhouse drinkers
to the dance-floor.
hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truckstop
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.
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 Truckstop Honeymoon was born.
August 29 2005, flood waters submerged their home base in the
Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Truckstop 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.
Honeymoon continue to tour and build a loyal following from
Illinois to Norway. They have put out four CDs on Baton Rouge
label, Squirrel Records, and a full length documentary film
by Nathan King Miller, “I Won’t Let The Angels
Take You Away”, will soon be available on DVD.
they are not traveling, Katie and Mike run The 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor,
a small studio where they produce songwriters, bands and eccentrics
from all over the United States