HONEY EAR TRIO – Erik Lawrence • Rene Hart • Allison Miller
Release Their Debut CD, STEAMPUNK SERENADE, on March 22
Trio to Tour Select U.S. Cities
Photo credit: Sid Ceasar | Pictured, left to right: Rene Hart, Allison Miller & Erik Lawrence
As evidenced in headlines throughout the spring, the effects of the April 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano were mostly catastrophic: air travel disrupted, travelers stranded, global commerce stalled. But the repercussions can also be heard, with far more positive results, in the deeply intuitive interactions of the Honey Ear Trio’s debut CD, Steampunk Serenade (release date March 22, Foxhaven Records).
When that infamous ash cloud resulted in the cancellation of a planned six-week European tour for drummer Allison Miller, she seized the initiative and called Honey Ear Trio mates Erik Lawrence (saxophones) and Rene Hart (bass and electronics). “We knew we wanted to make a cooperative trio CD,” Lawrence says, “but with our busy schedules we only had single days in various months, which would have been disconnected and disjointed. All of a sudden we had a month straight where we could rehearse two or three times a week and really try to add content and concepts to the empathy that we already shared.” Continue reading