The Hems

The Hems

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Acoustic folk music with a heavy emphasis on duet harmonies.

Biography

The Hems are an acoustic duo made up of Austin based musicians, Dusty McClellan and Jamie Zanelotti. Dusty, originally from Houston, moved to Austin in 2010 in hopes of finding some musical inspiration. The same year, Jamie moved from her home state of Maryland with similar aspirations. The two started playing together in a roots rock band but shortly realized their love for the sound of the Stanley Brothers, Carter Family, and other classic country acts. Since then, The Hems have had the honor of playing legendary venues around Texas like the Cactus Cafe and Cheatham Street Warehouse, headlining their own shows and opening for Texas acts like James McMurtry and Carolyn Wonderland. They officially showcased at the 2012 Regional South West Folk Alliance and were New Folk Finalists at the 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival.

Lyrics

Honey Twist

Written By: Jamie Zanelotti


Twist, twist little honey, twist
Twist, twist little honey, twist
Like Chubby Checker and Dee Dee did
It’d be a shame to waste out hips
Oh my God here we go now
Ma and Pa aren’t around
Let’s move like nobody’s watching
Come on now twist…honey, twist

Shake, shake little honey, shake
Shake, shake little honey, shake
Tear it up till the morning breaks
Shake it till you set the roof ablaze
Oh no don’t slow down now
There ain’t nothing wrong with the groove
I swear I feel something holy
Come on now shake…honey, shake

Jive, jive little honey, jive
Jive, jive little honey, jive
Kick your feet from side to side
Spin me round like a carnival ride
Oh no don’t say it’s over
Buy the band another round
I wanna twirl all night like a show girl
Come on now jive…honey, jive

Twist, twist little honey, twist
Twist, twist little honey, twist
Like Chubby Checker and Dee Dee did
It’d be a shame to waste out hips
Oh my God here we go now
Ma and Pa aren’t around
Let’s move like nobody’s watching
Come on twist…honey, twist

Twist, twist little honey, twist
Shake, shake little honey, shake
Jive, jive little honey, jive
Twist, twist little honey twist