Thursday, June 16, 2016
Truckstop Honeymoon, the bluegrass duo of Mike and Katie West, has been a popular fixture since they arrived in 2005 from New Orleans, post-Katrina. Mike West attributes the acceptance of his family to that very word. “‘Community’ is a word that gets overused, but if there was ever a town that has it, it’s Lawrence,” Mike says. “As soon as we arrived in Lawrence, everybody was unbelievably supportive and open to whatever we had to offer.”
From shows in tiny bars to Mardi Gras parades, these two bluegrass musicians have not only made music but also become closely enmeshed with this community. The hardest part is having to share the Wests with the international community: the pair has done extensive tours of both the UK and Australia in recent months.
Best of Lawrence 2016