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WATCH QUEEN BEE & THE HONEYLOVERS SMUGGLE MOONSHINE INTO A 1920’s SPEAKEASY IN NEW, TOE-TAPPING MUSIC VIDEO
‘HAYES & HOPSON’
ASHEVILLE HISTORY THEMED ALBUM TO BE RELEASED APRIL 27
Watch The Video For “Hayes & Hopson” Here
Thursday, April 4, 2019 (Asheville, NC) - Head over to AVL Today this morning to watch the music video premiere of “Hayes & Hopson” from North Carolina swing jazz/folk outfit Queen Bee & The Honeylovers.
This toe-topping follow up to “Beacham’s Curve” - a tender ballad of forgiven love, and the band’s inaugural music video comes in anticipation of ASHEVILLE, the Honeylover’s history-themed debut album slated for an April 27 release. The band’s beloved city of the same name has served as the ultimate muse for the project. Funded in part by a grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the record seeks to tell the story of the mountain town's past by highlighting its most iconic figures and folklore in each track.
In “Hayes & Hopson,” party-goers enjoy dancing and debauchery in the legendary speakeasy that used to operate in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square.
Says “Queen Bee” Whitney Moore on her inspiration for writing the song:
According to local legend, the Hayes and Hopson building (currently Pack’s Tavern) in downtown Asheville was a central hub in an illicit moonshine smuggling ring. The mechanics dug a tunnel to the fire department across the square, where they would take the liquor for delivery on firetrucks. The presumption was that no one was going to search a fire truck! Since the police shared a building with Hayes and Hopson and even rented some of the Hayes and Hopson building space to use as overflow jail space, one can only assume that at least some of the officers were in on the take.
"Hayes & Hopson"
The forthcoming LP will include 14 tunes ranging from melody-centered waltzy instrumentals, to raucous anthems and will breathe new life into old-time swing music while still holding true to the soundscape of the 1920s. For a glimpse into what’s to come on its release day of April 27, “foxtrot” your way over to “Hayes & Hopson” for the perfect, moonshine-filled three minute getaway.
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For more information, please visit:
www.queenbeeswing.com or read the official album announcement press release HERE.
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