|Jam Bands, North Americas Hottest Live Groups (Dean Budnick, ECW Press, 1998)|
|Honey Child appeals to a diverse array of
listeners with the varied elements of its sound. Some are drawn to the rippling
polyrhythms that undergird most of the groups compositions. Others find the layered
guitars of Gisiano and Montero uplifting. Additional supporters are captivated by
Higgs: as Gisiano observes, Heather has a great ability to make an audience
believe theyre right up there on stage. They really feel involved, and thats
all due to her energy. Honey Childs groove-laden live shows have been likened
to those of Santana, Black Crowes, and Joan Osborne. The band welcomes these comparisons,
although its members emphasize that their music is still evolving. Notes Gisiano: We
feel like a family, and, musicianship aside, were all growing. Higgs adds,
Were still learning how to express ourselves.
Honey Child (1997). The bands live energy is captured in this release, which eschews overdubs. Why Should I showcases Higgs powerful vocals- they glide over the trails crafted by the bands doubled guitar and percussion. Montero contributes vocals to Breath and Time, and the resulting interplay with Higgs suggests John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X. Other standout tunes include the mellow Red Moon and the upbeat, acoustic "What Weve Been Through.