Truckstop Honeymoon
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It's like the family story hour, a tent revival, a night at a speakeasy, a trip to a house of ill repute and a family picnic all rolled into one. - F5, Wichita KS

Truckstop 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.

Bluegrass, Punk-Rock and a palpable dose of soul - The Pitch, Kansas City MO

Since 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.

They spit on enough conventions to keep things interesting - The Onion, Madison WI

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 Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

It's gritty, grisly and guttural, and makes for damn fine music.  - Where Y'at Magazine, New Orleans LA

On 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.

A barnstorming punk rock take on vaudeville banjo and bluegrass music - Lagniappe, New Orleans, LA

Truckstop 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.

When they play live, they possess the conviction and borderline craziness of many of the characters  in their songs.  - The Gambit, New Orleans LA

When 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


One of the most integrated, enjoyable, counterculture acts around. - Dirty Linen

Truckstop Honeymoon got the chops. - The Stranger, Seattle WA

A wonderful collaboration between the banjo bangin' West and the twangy diva Euliss, who pluck strike, rap and tinkle more than a dozen instruments between them. - OffBeat Magazine, New Orleans LA

Truckstop Honeymoon have appeared at international festivals including:

Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia
Woodford Folk Festival, Australia
Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australia
Wakarusa, USA
Folkwoods, Holland
The Naked Song, Holland
Broadstairs Folk Week, England
Summer Sundays, England
Festival Of The Sea, Scotland
Blue Mountain Festival of Folks Roots and Blues, Australia
Brunswick Music Festival, Australia

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