Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers

 
 

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New year, new everything

 

Well, I thought we'd get a 2017 summary together, but alas...  Just know it was a big year for all of us in the band and we are looking for more in 2018! That said, we have a new bass player starting soon! We had a great run of shows with Dante in the band, and now our new bass player, Will, is ready to go! We'll have a soft debut with him on Feb 17 at Tempe Tavern then for sure turn him loose on Mar 10 at Chopper Johns! Andy and I have been busy rocking the acoustic shows. They are so different from the band shows and bring a lot of attention to the songs, which I like a lot! We are steadily making progress on album 3, tentatively titled Bliss for release in 2018!  Already only 36 days into 2018 and working it!!! XOXO 


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Come on, 2018!

 

Hey, hey, hey! The end of 2017 is coming to a close and I for one cannot be more exited about that happening. Not that 2017 was bad, but it was busy! And not that that was bad, but...well...I was thinking a new January post would do my explaining of 2017!

We are all done 2017's full band shows and only have two more acoustic shows, unless something pops up! Please come out sometime and we'll sing you a song!

 

Wow...

 

...one of us forgot to post in October and I, Carol, most certainly do apologize!!! How'd I miss a whole month?!?! Well, I can say that it was a busy one with day-job stuff, that's for sure. We played a lot of music too, hosting quite a few charity shows. Did you catch our post on FB that the charity events we participated in from Sept though Oct raised around $26K? That's ain't too shabby!  

Well, how about this...a little secret about album three...to make up for not posting in October? The "bones" have been recorded and Andy's working on his parts; drums and bass are done! Whahahahat?!?!?!  I forget how many tracks will be on it and we recorded one that won't be on it...weird, right? It's all good! So hopefully we'll have this rocker out in 2018, happy thoughts!!

 

Ed Masley

 

We like Ed, and we cannot lie, we like that he likes us too! Hearts and stars, friends, hearts and stars.

 

CP & AB on the HGS

 

Like all that?!?!  Hahah, hey...give us a listen!!

 

Hurricane Harvey

 

With traveling a lot these past few weekends with the band, I missed things on social media. That said, I thought after Hurricane Harvey hit, the Phoenix locals would be working on something to raise money. I posted a note related to as such and it seemed like nothing had been organized yet where our band could possibly jump on board. And it seemed like folks did want to do something...well, now we are doing something! Almost 40 musical acts reached out to me asking to be a part of whatever I could rally, and I heard from two venues, Valley Bar and Pho Cao, Dani Cutler at KWSS, and Mary Papenhausen at Zia Records. And now we have this Texas-sized fundraiser for the American Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas. I chose both as both are on the ground helping in Houston, but I also know both will help out anywhere in the country as they can and do. Please join us at one or all of the events. We may not be the biggest or most well-known local acts, but we are present and willing to help as we can. Thank you to everyone that stepped up, to those that stepped up, but the dates didn't work out, and thank you to you, friends, in advance, for joining us. The wonderful flier below was created by a local music lover, B Nizz Shoty. We love it!

 

 

Caged Dead Birds © CA Pacey

 

I don't vent (much) on FB about how I feel about things. That said, my feeling may may very well end up in a song. We are going to play this new tune Saturday at Pho Cao. Please join us and sing along if you would like to do so. 

Caged Dead Birds © CA Pacey

Endure no more. Say goodbye to our innocent souls.

Endure no more and embrace our rebel roles.

Endure no more and our lives will soon rebound.

Endure no more. Say, “Hello,” to our freedoms found.

Rise up, sleepy ones, and our voices will be heard.

Rise up to defend ourselves from becoming caged, dead birds.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the counting among the gathered.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the good of all that matters.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up, rise up…

And shame on those who try to tear us down

And shame on those who sell away our crowns.

And shame on those who revel in defeat

And shame on those who celebrate deceit.

Endure no more. Say goodbye to our innocent souls.

Endure no more and embrace our rebel roles.

Endure no more and our lives will soon rebound.

Endure no more. Say, “Hello,” to our freedoms found.

Rise up, sleepy ones, and our voices will be heard.

Rise up to defend ourselves from becoming caged, dead birds.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the counting among the gathered.

Rise up, sleepy ones, for the good of all that matters.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up, rise up…

And shame on those who try to tear us down

And shame on those who sell away our crowns.

And shame on those who revel in defeat

And shame on those who celebrate deceit.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones, rise up.

Rise up, sleepy ones…rise up.

 

Grand Bisbee Road Trip

 

It took us a while...but it's finally happening! Please join us for a good time!!!

 

Arizona Sound

 

Well, we made it to Las Vegas, NV, and we did what we do; we rocked hard! We can't thank the Roxy Gunn Project enough for working this show into their schedule. They are busy out there, working hard in the cover band scene, grinding many nights and hours in a row to make a living. Original music shows are a treat for them, something I think we take for granted here in the valley. I was chatting with a few folks from Vegas at that show and another one living here now, and it made me realize that we are quite fortunate to have the number of venues we do here in Phoenix with local music. I was told that music scene in Phoenix is awesome by the folks living in Vegas and I was shocked to hear that one. I know the scene was hot a while ago, but they said it still is...so thank you for that too, venues, and our local band friends and their fans! I also heard that our band has that "Arizona sound." That one I think folks here have mentioned that before and I dig it! Here are some sweet photos by a new fan of our band, Stephen R. Sylvanie, Jr, who is a die hard Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers fan. Thank you, Stephen, and we hope to see you again soon!

 

Las Vegas and beyond

 

Finally, our band is heading out of state, first stop of hopefully many, will be in Las Vegas with our friends, Roxy Gunn Project! That's not too bad! More info is posted on our calendar page and always check us out on FB!