Individually the trio studied music at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach in one of the top vocal jazz programs in the country. The women all performed (though at different times) in the group Pacific Standard Time an award winning 12 person vocal jazz ensemble lead by CSU’s director of music, Christine Guter.
Years later well into their individual careers as musicians and educators, the need for a new outlet of creative musical exploration brought Courtney, Ann Louise and Christina together.
In 2013, after only five months of performing together, they won the competitive Harmony Sweepstakes National Competition; also winning Audience Favorite at both the regional and national sweepstake competitions. Originally performing in the A cappella genre, they decided to pick up instruments to enhance their sound. Add their original body percussion, a dash of natural wit and charm and voila The Honey Whiskey Trio sound arrived. The group is based in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to their individual music careers and time spent performing as Honey Whiskey Trio, Courtney, Ann Louise and Christina all perform with the group Vox Femina of Los Angeles under the direction of Dr. Iris Levine.
Courtney and Christina both arrange for Honey Whiskey Trio, as well as various college, community and church choral ensembles. Charts for various songs can be found available for purchase from their website.
Collectively, Honey Whiskey Trio teach workshops on shape note singing, body percussion and shout songs.