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Rising Stars: Meet Honey Hounds of Atlantic Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Honey Hounds. Them and their team share their story with us below:

In 2015, Nick Izzard and Tyler Watts were living on a sailboat in the Florida Keys, busking the streets of Florida. Their hometown friend Nate Ranew convinced the boys to relocate to Jacksonville in 2016, where he would join the band shortly after as their bass player. After a year and a half of playing local shows, the band hit the road in 2018, emerging as the Honey Hounds. Several national tours, European shows, and dozens of festivals later, the Hounds are now a funky blues rock Quartet (adding Max Zargon on keys). They are known for their live energy shows and genre-bending catalog of music. The guys are gearing up for their 2022 US tour, new music releases this fall, and announcing their first annual “Honey Island” festival this November in Atlantic Beach.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being an artist is never easy. You can not buy support or convince people to like your work. It is a labor of love and passion; you can only hope it resonates with others. We have been blessed that people have found a connection between our music and our brand. There have been many struggles and sacrifices along the way. But our music has allowed us to travel the world. And be a part of the lives of thousands of people.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Honey Hounds fuse funk, blues, and rock n roll into a sound that is truly their own. The live shows are nothing short of controlled chaos, a high-energy experience pulsing with the crowd from start to finish. We are most proud of the fan base that we have grown over the years. We have the best fans in the world.

In terms of your work and the industry. What are some changes you expect to see over the next five to ten years?
The music industry is evolving, where streams and airplay are no longer sustainable. The money comes from ticket and merch sales, making touring a necessity.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Instagram: Honeyhoundsmusic
  • Facebook: Honeyhoundsmusic
  • Youtube: Honey Hounds

Image Credits
@yvonnegougelet & @clarkstreetproductions

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