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This is a fun promo video we (as The Honey Badgers) made with Salvage Kin. We are pretty excited for this show. The Delmarva Folk Festival Folk Hero Contest Finals are this Friday 10/7 at 7pm near Hartly, DE (352 Downs Chapel Road) – check delfolk.org for details. It’s only $5 and we need fans to come out and vote for us…so if you don’t already have a copy of our CD Grow and you come vote for us Friday, we’ll give you a copy fo’ free. Just come talk to Michael. We go on at 9pm, and Salvage Kin closes out the night at 10pm. The winner gets to play the festival main stage Saturday 10/8 at noonthirty.
We’re also the featured performer this Thursday night at the wonderful Burlap and Bean open mic in Newtown Square, PA (204 South Newtown Street Rd Newtown Square, PA 19073). It starts at 7:00, we’ll probably go on around 8:00 or 8:15. Come join us (:
Notes:Michael and Erin performing as “The Honey Badgers” – Come out to see us the Friday night of the festival and vote for us to win a slot during the main Saturday lineup! Ballots will be distributed to the audience (come vote for us!). “The best performer will be dubbed the 2011 Delmarva Folk Hero, and will be awarded a prize package which will include: $100 cash, a longer performance slot on the Main Stage on Saturday (the following day), an invitation to appear with Mark Rogers live on the air on WSTW 93.7’s Hometown Heroes show, recording Studio time with Digital Street Studio, and a photo shoot with professional photographer Eric Young” yay
We made it! delfolk.org updated yesterday and listed The Honey Badgers as winners of the first round of Delmarva Folk Festival’s “Folk Hero” contest. Our friends Salvage Kin also made it (they just finally picked a name, so you should “like” them asap ^_^). This means that we get to perform at the Delmarva Folk Festival Friday, October 7th. We will be competing with five other groups for the winning prize of a Saturday festival performance spot as well as cash and recording and photography time. So…come out and see us again then. Video and audio recordings from the coffeehouse are above. Everyone loved the banana bread and it all got eaten ^_^
Oh, how did we come up with the name? First, who is “us?” I asked my friend Erin to play violin for some Battleshy Youths songs to make them folksier to hopefully try to win the coffeehouse (success) and then I remembered she could sing so…that’s us. Me and Erin. We walked in Saturday night and I signed us up and I said “what should we call ourselves?” Of course Erin is a Youtube enthusiast and responded with “The Honey Badgers” without even hesitating…so that’s what I wrote ^_^ Someone called it bittersweet. My mother called it stupid. She doesn’t like any of my band names. “Battleshy Youths makes you sound like wimps.” But she likes the music and comes to shows (:
Anyway, “The Honey Badgers” is just the duet form of Battleshy Youths. “Michael Natrin” is just the solo form of Battleshy Youths. “Battleshy Youths” is just the full band version of Battleshy Youths. And that’s about it. I think Cara Watson and Danny Hill might be tied for BSY show attendance, which is actually impressive since Danny is a member and Cara is not a member…she is the #1 superfan.
Also, I am pretty sure that Kool-Aid has the greatest recipe ever…”add a cup of sugar, more or less to taste” teehee #sugarrush
Battleshy Youths updates: we have an exciting show planned for this Saturday night at the Wilmington Film Co-op at 2nd and Loma at 6pm. $6 gets you in to see us and The Paper Janes rock out (: We need people to show up, so you should come!