Dirty Honey performs at MECU Pavilion on Sept. 22, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
The amber sky from the evening’s sunset set a beautiful atmosphere as Dirty Honey took the stage to open the Victorious Sky tour with Alter Bridge and Skillet. While nature’s beauty was on exhibit high above, beneath the canopy at Baltimore’s MECU Pavilion recently, a night of music was commenced by one of rock and roll’s next big things.
California’s Dirty Honey is still a newcomer to the music scene with only one six-song EP released thus far. But despite the lack of a catalog, the band is already receiving recognition from some of rock’s greats. Alter Bridge is the second band of Myles Kennedy’s for which Dirty Honey has opened. Earlier this summer, Dirty Honey opened shows for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. And in November, the boys will open for Slash’s other band, Guns N Roses, in Las Vegas.
On Sept. 22, Dirty Honey played all six songs from their self-titled EP over the course of their set. Consisting of lead singer Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone, Dirty Honey played straight-forward rock and roll from an era before their time.
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Many of rock’s greatest bands can be heard in Dirty Honey. For the last song of their show, Dirty Honey played their newest single, “Rolling 7s.” The opening of the song sounds akin to “Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” by AC/DC, and the chorus sounds like it could be part of Aerosmith’s catalog. “Down the Road” was a soulful ballad, and the band’s first single, “When I’m Gone,” was guitar-driven rock done at it’s finest level.
Dirty Honey has learned from the best, and used it to create a great sound all their own. Some of the best of the rock industry have already shown their admiration for Dirty Honey, and it seems only matter of time until everyone else takes notice as well.
Here are some pictures of Dirty Honey performing at MECU Pavilion on Sept. 22, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chris Smyth.