Some people just can’t stay away from making music, and Dave Ellis is one of them. Formerly of The Explorers Club, Ellis says his new band HoneySmoke is “inspired by the sounds of the Delta Blues and instrumentation of the islands.” In their song “Come on in My Kitchen” the band creates emotion-stirring blues and ends with an energetic country twang while “On Holiday” has a more acoustic, tropical feel.

HoneySmoke expects to release new recordings by June. You can check out their live sounds May 22 at the Royal American, May 30 at Palmetto Brewery’s Loading Dock Series, or at the Bohemian Bull on June 27.