Honey Don’t


Honey Don't is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, a duo also well known as one-half of Paonia, Colorado's old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South.

Their music may be delivered acoustic or electric and is based in the folk tradition with bluegrass and old-time at its deepest roots.  Bill is a well respected, and award winning songwriter within and beyond the Colorado circuit and Shelley is a skilled bass player and vocalist.  They’ve been making music together for well over a decade and like a fine wine or exceptional bourbon, the best of their qualities have naturally distilled into a truly unique vibe with a certain sound and feel that has developed into a trademark. 

Whether it’s a sweet love song, a tribute to veterans, or a rocking boogie-woogie number, their music is always delivered in a comfortable casual way that pulls the listener in and has them hanging on every word.

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Out of the chute this band has a style, a sound

and a defined point of view as distinctive and compelling as those of the finest roots outfits

extant.  Crackling with life and overflowing with

soul, its music rare and true, Honey Don’t exalts

the human spirit.” 

Dave McGee, TheBluegrassSpecial.com (Sept 09)

“Honey Don’t is pure unadulterated fun.  Great singing and songwriting that will make you want

to get up and dance around the jukebox.” 

Mollie O’Brien

“Your singing and songs get right to the heart of what I love about bluegrass and country music.”

Pete Wernick, Dr. Banjo

“You’ve developed an immediately recognizable sound--a mixture of bluegrass and old time propelled by some sharply crafted tunes with

some real meat on them.”

Dave Higgs, Nashville Public Radio

“An amazing performance with great harmony a

full sound with plenty of tasty licks and excellent material.”

Steve Lutz, promoter

Torrey Music Festival, UT

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