Help Us Win a Homey Award!

Hey folks!

We’d like to ask you for your help and support to win a prestigious HOMEY AWARD!! If you don’t know what that is, let me enlighten you. WSTW is a great radio station based in Wilmington, Delaware. They feature a show every Sunday night from 8 to 10 called “Hometown Heroes“, hosted by the inimitable Mark Rogers. It is two hours packed full of impressive local music, live interviews with local musicians, and lots of fun. We were featured on the show in October and we had a blast. (Check it out here)

Every year, Hometown Heroes hosts the Homey Awards, in which local artists who have produced quality songs, albums, EPs, shows, etc. in the past year are recognized for the beautiful work they have done. And… we made it to the first round of voting!!!!

So this is how it works – if you enjoy our music and want to support us, send an email to Mark Rogers at homey@wstw.com nominating us in the following categories:

EP of the Year: SOUL, The Honey Badgers
Song of the Year: Learning to Be, The Honey Badgers
Song of the Year: Apathy At Its Best (I Got Soul), The Honey Badgers
Song of the Year: Chaos In Whispers, The Honey Badgers
Band of the Year: The Honey Badgers
Songwriter of the Year: Michael Natrin, Erin Magnin
Live Act of the Year: The Honey Badgers
Folk/Americana Artist of the Year: The Honey Badgers

A ton of our great friends are also eligible to be nominated, and you can vote for up to five acts in each category, so if you’d like to take a peek at the full list of eligible artists to make a more informed vote, you can do so here.

Also, if you haven’t had a chance to listen to our new EP yet, or if you forget what it sounds like, you can listen to it for free here, to find out what you’re actually voting for! :D

If we get enough votes in the initial round, we’ll be officially nominated for an award, which will then be voted on by past winners and other big shots in the music community. But this is where you can help a bunch, and we would LOVE just to be nominated.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Love,
The Honey Badgers

Alyssa Regan, Matt Halley, Em McKeever, and the Honey Badgers at the Homey Awards last year!

Alyssa Regan, Matt Halley, Em McKeever, and the Honey Badgers at the Homey Awards last year!

A Year of Songs

Hi all! I do believe that this is our first official blog post. Yippee!

First and foremost we’d like to say a giant THANK YOU to everyone who supported us this year, whether it was coming to see a show, buying a CD, giving us encouragement, or just liking us on Facebook. It’s been a grand year of badgering around, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Performing at R2Hop2 :) Photo credit to Dave Chambers

Performing at R2Hop2 :) Photo by Dave Chambers

In 2013 we wrote a lot of new music, took a lot of pictures, and opened for some AMAZING bands including The Lone Bellow, Swear and Shake, New Sweden, and Hot Breakfast (HOT BREAKFAST!!). We played shows all over Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and even sang karaoke on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. We strengthened friendships with so many Delaware musicians – seriously, if you’re not into local music in this area, you are missing some fine music and some beautiful people – and added our voices to some of their albums. We even released our second EP, Soul, after lots of hard work, late nights, and digging deep into ourselves in an attempt to bare our own souls in only 7 songs.

Soul CD

tldr; IT WAS A DARN GOOD YEAR.

And now, we’ve decided to share our resolution for 2014. Together, Michael and Erin will write at least one song every month for an entire year, in order to learn and grow in the craft of songwriting. Writing music is a difficult and intimate process, even by yourself. Writing as a team is even more challenging (at least for us). We deal with different skill levels, different communication styles, and different writing methods. The goal is to use all of these differences to our advantage, and to create unique music that neither of us could have produced on our own.

We will release a rough demo of one new song a month, probably on the last day of every month. (Hey, we’re procrastinators, but at least we’re honest about it!) You’ll be able to follow this experiment on our SoundCloud¬†or our Facebook page.

We’re excited for a year full of songs.

Love,
The Honey Badgers

Happy New Year! Photo Credit Debbie Magnin

Happy New Year! Photo by Debbie Magnin