Guitarist Bill Nershi – a founding member of The String Cheese Incident, one of America’s most popular jam bands – and his wife, Jilian Nershi (a singer/songwriter), co-founded Honkytonk Homeslice in 2004. The band expanded to a trio the following year, bringing in singer/songwriter Scott Law to add acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and vocals, and continues to provide an outlet through which these gifted artists can thrive.
Jambase has called the trio’s music “a fresh, home-grown sound characterized by exquisite musicianship, nuanced melodies, and evocative harmonies” and described the band as “nurturing a friendly, intimate musical environment that welcomes crowds—and often other musicians—into their musical living room”. Over the years, Honkytonk Homeslice accumulated an impressive history of epic jams with an array of bands and musicians, including The Del McCoury Band, Railroad Earth, Hot Buttered Rum, Assembly of Dust, ALO, New Monsoon, Daryl Anger and Keith “ the Moose” Moseley.
Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
Just Passin’ Thru (available online for digital download on August 21st) is the sophmore effort from Honkytonk Homeslice.
Bill Nershi, Scott Law and Jilian Nershi – along with the Windy Mountain rhythm section (Keith Moseley and Christian Teele) – have come together to create a remarkable collection of all original music. Featuring special guest performances by Darol Anger and Kyle Hollingsworth (SCI), and lyrics by John Perry Barlow, the album has a sonic depth that will pull you in and take you on a musical journey. From Billy’s opening “Love Is Like A Train” through Jilian’s “Birds” to Law’s “Only The End”, the album builds on the band’s first acoustic release. Just Passin Thru’ explores a bigger sound that will surely make you want to open your ears wider and wider.
Honkytonk Homeslice (2006)
The self-titled studio debut from Honkytonk Homeslice (September 5, 2006) delivers 13 songs of down-home Americana music. The ringing harmonies and instruments seem to conjure a forth member of the band into the room, giving the album a haunting quality, and a full, rich sound.