Your Daily Lick: The California Honeydrops

Soul Tub! (TubTone Records)

What’s not to love about a little soul tub, Oakland’s Honeydrops posit in their debut album’s title track. The tub, to be precise, is a bass made from a bucket, and it’s joined in this blues-soul quartet’s arsenal of unusual instruments by a jug and a washboard. But what really matters is the band’s sturdy songwriting and spectacular swing.

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