Truckstop Honeymoon

Formed in New Orleans, LA in 2002.

Radio station: Listen to music by Truckstop Honeymoon

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows

Description

Current Status: Relocated to Lawrence after the New Orleans flood.

Sound description: Since they relocated to Lawrence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Mike West and Katie Euliss have continued doing what they've always done best: writing, recording and performing music like their lives depended on it (which, as full-time musicians, is exactly the case). The duo's fifth LP "Great Big Family" boldly reflects on the loss of their former life in New Orleans and the start of a new one in Kansas.

Similar to: The Meat Purveyors, Split Lip Rayfield, Roger Miller

Genres

Bluegrass / Roots, Country / Rockabilly, Folk / Singer-songwriter

Discography

Name Released Label
Album cover Truckstop Honeymoon 2003 Squirrel Records
Album cover Christmas in Ocala 2004 Squirrel Records
Album cover Delivery Boy 2005 Squirrel Records
Album cover Diamonds in the Asphalt 2007 Squirrel Records
Album cover Great Big Family 2008 Squirrel Records
No album artwork Homemade Haircut 2010 Squirrel Records

History

There ain't nothing nice about Truckstop Honeymoon. They play banjos and wash tubs. They sing about adultery and oil refineries. It's break-neck breakdowns or heart-break waltzes. Like a Dodge with a burnt out clutch, their music has two speeds and no reverse.

Katie Euliss learned guitar, piano and bucket bass in the streets of New Orleans. She scammed enough money from tourists to buy Lucky Strikes and smoked oysters for six years.

Then she met Mike West. Part entertainer, part snake oil salesman, Mike lived by pickin' banjo and selling cds that he claimed were a curative for hangovers and small mindedness.

Together they began a perpetual tour of North America, Europe and Australia. They spent their wedding night in the Tiger Truck Stop, somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. Truckstop Honeymoon was born.