BY BOB GUAPO
Throwing a good party will make you plenty of friends. Not long ago, The California Honeydrops were cult favorites in the Bay Area putting on raucous shows that weave together a rich tapestry of R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line. A few years later, it’s safe to say the secret is out. Fueled primarily by word of mouth, the last few years have seen the band tour extensively with heavy hitters like Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John and Umphrey’s McGee, with the band making their triumphant Red Rocks debut earlier this year. Capping their headlining tour with two sold-out nights at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, the Honeydrops make their way to Chicago in a saucy mood ready to party.