Last weekend we went to see The Honey Trees play a benefit show to raise funds for recording their new album. They played with History of Painters at The Hideout, a coffee house that opened this summer just outside of town, in Nipomo. The Honey Trees also played at The Hideout's grand opening, where thanks to Becky's suggestion I tried my first iced chai tea, now my regular drink there. We go often, sometimes a couple of times a week. It's definitely my favorite spot for relaxing with a tasty beverage. I love the cozy atmosphere, the patio draped in Christmas lights, the comfy thrifted furniture, and the friendly staff. There's even a cat that hangs around and acts like he owns the place. Another charming detail is the beautifully hand painted lettering on the walls, all done by Becky (that lady sure can do everything!). The benefit show turned out to be such a great night! Lots of people turned out to support the band.
I was excited that Becky had a few new prints to sell, since we already have most of the prints she has sold in the past. I bought one featuring lyrics from their song "To Be With You," which has an amazing music video, if you haven't already seen it. If you like the art you see there on the table, you can buy prints from Becky's Etsy and from The Honey Trees Shop! The Honey Trees are off to Missouri next month to record with Jeremy Larson, and I am so beyond jazzed about it! Their EP Wake The Earth (currently sold out physically but available digitally) is one of my all-time favorite albums. Jacob and Becky are not only fantastically talented people, they're sweet as can be, and I'm so happy for them, that they're finally getting to create another masterpiece. I can't wait to hear their new music!