The three young women who make up Honey Whiskey Trio, presented by the Folk Music Society at Caltech Saturday night, perform mostly a cappella, although they sometimes perform on guitars, banjos and mandolins, creating music out of influences from the music halls, hymn books and front porches of early America.

The threesome — Courtney Gasque, Ann Louise Jeffries Thaiss and Christina Wilson — met as students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State, Long Beach. They went on to take first-place honors at the regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in 2013, after having only been together four months. The three women went on to win first place in the Sweepstakes’ national competition several months later.


Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children and Caltech students. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit