The California Honeydrops

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Doors 8 | Show 9
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THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED. All tickets will be automatically refunded at the point of purchase.

A Message from The Band: 

Hello Honeydrop Family, Near and Far!

First off, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  We are sending our hearts out to all of you in these trying times. We regret to inform you that our Spring 2020 Tour has been canceled.  Please contact your point of sale directly regarding a refund (more information below).

In the meantime, we will be trying our best to do some live stream concerts for you. The first one is this Friday, March 27th, 6 pm-7 pm PST with Lech Live From The Blues Cave. Tune in live on our Facebook page and please invite your friends. We will be donating 25% of all funds raised to the following local and national charities:

  • SF Marin
  • Project Open Hand: Meals with Love
  • Meals on Wheels
  • No Kid Hungry

More information can be found on our website:

We understand that this is a hard time for all of us, and we hope our music can bring you all some joy.

Much love,

The Drops


The California Honeydrops celebrate their 11th year together with the release of their latest live album, “Honeydrops Live 2019” and international touring to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. This follows the release of their 7th studio album and first-ever double album, “Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2” in 2018. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world, playing festivals of all kinds and touring widely across North America, Europe and Australia. In 2016 & 2017 the Honeydrops were honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour—and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

The Honeydrops have come a long way since guitarist and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station, but the band has stayed true to that organic, street-level feel. Listening to Lech sing, it can be a surprise that he was born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised by Polish political refugees. He learned his vocal stylings from contraband American recordings of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Louis Armstrong, and later at Oberlin College and on the club circuit in Oakland, California. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound to support Wierzynski’s vocals. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says. “We don’t make setlists. We want requests. We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells.”

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