Wild Honey Foundation

Wild Honey Foundation Benefit concerts, film screenings, and webcasts from Eagle Rock for various charitable causes, including autism, and financial support for ailing musicians
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Intimate, full-band backyard benefit shows on Sunday Afternoons from March to November that also compensate the performers. We are starting benefit movie screenings, as well.

Mission: While actively supporting various charitable causes, the Wild Honey Foundation, seeks to pass on the passion, creativity, and idealism found in rock, rhythm & blues, folk, and pop music to future generations through cultural events of all types. We are a 501(c)(3)non-profit.

Rob Laufer. Wild Honey Foundation Backyard shows will rise again!
03/23/2020

Rob Laufer. Wild Honey Foundation Backyard shows will rise again!

We are almost halfway to our  $25,000 goal!  Thanks so much for your amazing generosity in these uncertain times.   The ...
03/23/2020
Rescue Truetone Music Workers

We are almost halfway to our $25,000 goal! Thanks so much for your amazing generosity in these uncertain times. The workers at Truetone Music are extremely moved and grateful. Please share if you can. We are loyal to our volunteers and the community that supports us every step of the way.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/rescue-truetone-music-workers

Without the employees at Truetone, Wild Honey and the Los Angeles music community as a whole would struggle to exist. Insanely generous, knowledgeable, and compassionate members of the original Wild Honey Family (since 1993), David Jenkins, Rusty Squeezebox, Mike Randle, and their store co-workers a...

Rescue Truetone Music Workers
03/20/2020
Rescue Truetone Music Workers

Rescue Truetone Music Workers

Without the employees at Truetone, Wild Honey and the Los Angeles music community as a whole would struggle to exist. David Jenkins, Rusty Squeezebox, Mike Randle, and a host other insanely generous, knowledgable, and compassionate members of the original Wild Honey Family (since 1993) are now ...

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01/18/2020
Wild Honey Orch with Richie Furay

Wild Honey Orchestra with Richie Furay doing Neil Young's Buffalo Springfield tune "On The Way Home" with the complete orchestration. 2018

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Peter David Case  September 15th. Wild Honey Foundation Backyard.
08/20/2019

Peter David Case September 15th. Wild Honey Foundation Backyard.

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07/30/2019

$12 donation to Wild Honey gets you a signed, advance copy!

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROB LAUFER’S THE FLOATING WORLD
BRETT CALLWOODJULY 30, 2019
Rob Laufer

The Floating World (self-released)

L.A. singer/songwriter Rob Laufer’s last solo album was released in 2010, but it would be folly to assume that the break is down to laziness. Far from it. Laufer is an in-demand session musician, songwriter and producer who has worked with artists as prestigious as the Pixies’ Frank Black, Fiona Apple and OK GO. He’s written songs for TV shows such as Melrose Place and Scrubs, and movies like Baby Mama and In the Land of Blood and Honey. He even played the role of George Harrison in the stage play Beatlemania.

So his career has been varied and busy up to now. When Tom Petty died in 2017, Laufer saw his desire to get on the solo horse reawakened. Perhaps torturing himself during the songwriting process prior, he admired Petty’s simplistic approach and told himself to “Just write the damn song.”

That all comes out on The Floating World. Essentially, this is a low-key power-pop album that recalls the likes of Marshall Crenshaw and Butch Walker. From the opening “Avalanche,” those Tom Petty and Beatles influences reveal themselves, an understated song that appears simple on the surface but sees layers peel away and allows unforgettable melodies to push forward.

“Bolt of Blue” has an Elvis Costello vibe, while the gentle title track is very Lennon. But while his muses are all present and correct, it would be inaccurate to suggest that the sound is completely generic. Laufer is able to stamp his mark on what might come across as formulaic songwriting in lesser hands.

“Awash in a wave of consciousness, his sense of freedom soaring,” Lauper sings on “Hippie Love,” which is an appropriate sentiment with which to end the album.

Rob Laufer plays an album release show on August 27 at the Hotel Cafe.

07/29/2019

Syd Straw's Vermont home now has working plumbing, toilet, sink, bath/shower. The work continues.

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Thomas has been supremely generous to Wild Honey and this is our chance to return the favor. Help save his life by takin...
07/12/2019
Click here to support Rescue Thomas Walsh organized by Paul Rock

Thomas has been supremely generous to Wild Honey and this is our chance to return the favor. Help save his life by taking away the financial stress of potential homelessness while he recovers. Please donate or share. Thanks for helping out our Wild Homey musical family. gofundme.com/f/rescue-thomas-walsh

When it rains, it pours in the Wild Honey Family. Syd Straw's situation is now in hand thanks to all the love in our community, but now we must turn our attention to Thomas Walsh's brush with death and his desperate need for an unexpected/mandatory 3 month recovery period where...

When Wild Honey family members need help, we respond. Our dear Syd Straw needs help, lots of it. Since her Vermont home ...
07/03/2019
Click here to support Rescue Syd Straw organized by Paul Rock

When Wild Honey family members need help, we respond. Our dear Syd Straw needs help, lots of it. Since her Vermont home was flooded and rendered uninhabitable this past winter, she has been living on the edge. Please help! We have house concerts, skype mini concerts, and chances to win VIP tickets and dress rehearsal passes to our 2020 big show.

RESCUE SYD! "It's hard to ask for help when you really need it"Pals, my small dear house in Vermont has been hit hard by flooding, frozen pipes, mold and mayhem, with much of my work, and many/most belongings defiled by water, rendering it quite unlivable, though not unlovable, and I really could...

Live music with Robbie Fulks, musician and Ben Vaughn & Teresa Cowles
06/26/2019

Live music with Robbie Fulks, musician and Ben Vaughn & Teresa Cowles

06/24/2019

25 clicks left to rach our goal!

06/23/2019

We have just 24 hours left to get 100 clicks. Thanks so much for your support on this campaign!

We are trying out a new way to raise funds to support our benefit concert operation.  Sparkrise.com- an organization fou...
06/20/2019

We are trying out a new way to raise funds to support our benefit concert operation. Sparkrise.com- an organization founded by actor Val Kilmer and his partner Brad Koepenick solicits donations from companies, in this case TCL Chinese Theatres (former Grauman's) has offered $1000 in exchange for 500 clicks on a link that connects to their website (they are currently playing the reboot of Men In Black). You just need to click the links and Wild Honey gets $2 for each visit. You don't have to buy anything. You just have click a few times. 500 visits and Wild Honey gets $1000. Pretty simple. If just 25% of our members participate, we can make this happen! Thanks so much!

Update: we have reached 180 clicks- $360. Off to a great start! Thanks!!!

Click here:

https://www.sparkrise.com/campaigns/tcl-chinese-for-the-wild-honey-foundation/tcl-chinese-supports-wild-honey-foundation

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Wild Honey Foundation-the Backyard Shows alumni:  the late-great John Wicks & Al Stewart
05/29/2019

Wild Honey Foundation-the Backyard Shows alumni: the late-great John Wicks & Al Stewart

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03/06/2019

First show of the year!!!

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12/05/2018

The Presale for the Wild Honey Orchestra & Friends Play The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society tickets starts on Friday (12/7/2018) at noon at Alextheatre.org. As always, a $20 donation gets you first crack at the best tickets, including the first two rows at the $60 level (the rows behind them are all $110 VIP. You can have an optional upgrade $50 upgrade for these seats, but if you just want be up close and center without VIP cost, this is your chance.

As always we are offering access to the dress rehearsals (Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd) to help pay for the travel costs of our out-of-town artists (including some guests from overseas)- $200 for a single day pass, $300 for two passes (either day). $500 for 4 (either day). You also get an access presale code with the rehearsal donation. You can donate with credit cards or paypal-just designate your preference and you will be mailed the presale code Friday morning.

Go to the Wild Honey Foundation-the Backyard Shows and click on the donate button. Also, direct paypal at [email protected] works as well. Thanks for being patient.

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Syd Straw house update : Rob just called , Syd's home now has hot and cold running water. this is wonderful . So thankful to share good news .
This Sunday afternoon! First show of the 2019 season.
With Robert Mache and Mark Walton in town for the September 9 backyard show, it only seems logical to have a Continental Drifters show that weekend!
Hi! When do tickets for your April 15th show go on sale?
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