The New Mexico acoustic trio known as Honeyhouse will perform on June 23 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The trio also features former Bridge City resident Mandy (Todd) Buchanan, at center. Also pictured are Yvonne Perea, at left, and Hillary Smith, at right. Tickets are $15 in advance.

By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

An acoustic trio based in New Mexico with a connection to Bridge City has scheduled a concert in the area later this month.

The award winning acoustic trio Honeyhouse will perform at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at Sunset Grove Country Club, which is located at 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

According to its official website, the acoustic trio combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. The trio features three women who blend their vocals into original material which incorporates blues, soul, folk and Americana music styles into its own unique sound.

The trio is comprised of Hillary Smith, vocals; Yvonne Perea, vocals and acoustic guitar; and Mandy (Todd) Buchanan, vocals. For many residents of Bridge City it is songbird Mandy whose name might seem familiar. Her parents were both educators at Bridge City ISD with her mother, Shirley Todd, teaching at Sims Elementary and her father, Robert, teaching at Hatton Elementary.

The trio has won numerous awards over the past several years from the New Mexico Music Awards, including “Best of the Year” in 2012, “Best Song” and “Norman Petty Producer’s Award” in 2013, “Best Song in Americana” and “Best Mastering Engineer” in 2015.

In a 2013 article, Honeyhouse was recognized as one of the “Bands to Watch from Santa Fe” by Rolling Stone magazine.

The trio’s most recent studio recording is the 13-song epic known as “Sweep,” which was released in July of 2014 and features the popular single, “Autumn.”

Visit for more information about this acoustic trio and to hear music and see videos.