Honeysuckle Juice was commissioned by The Concert Singers under the direction of Jenni Brandon. When trying to find an inspiring text to set music to, i found that most of the stuff that i liked that was free of copyright issues were very bland or overdone, so i requested my good friend Amanda Regan Lighthiser compose a text for me for this piece. When asked for topic ideas, i suggested that she write about her (then) current state of pregnancy with her first child. The text that she gave me was so well crafted that the music practically wrote itself.
The poem Honeysuckle Juice was accepted into the April 2012 publication of The Mom Egg.
Honeysuckle Juice was world premiered by The Concert Singers in March of 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.