Radio station: Listen to music by Truckstop Honeymoon
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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
|Truckstop Honeymoon||2003||Squirrel Records|
|Christmas in Ocala||2004||Squirrel Records|
|Delivery Boy||2005||Squirrel Records|
|Diamonds in the Asphalt||2007||Squirrel Records|
|Great Big Family||2008||Squirrel Records|
|No album artwork||Homemade Haircut||2010||Squirrel Records|
|Mike West on how friends and fans have helped them recover from Hurricane Katrina.||None||December 13, 2005|
|Mike West on recording projects affected by the flood.||None||December 13, 2005|
|Mike West on what he saw when he returned to New Orleans.||None||December 13, 2005|
|Mike West on what they lost in the flood and why they're "the fortunate ones."||None||December 13, 2005|
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.