Best Showstopper - 2010
Honeypie's cover of "What Am I Living For?"
It's probably the fault of the band name, but nearly every write-up of these Huntington Beach folk-poppers refers to singer Trisha Smith as "sweet." That's not wrong, and the band's songs certainly can be sugary, but when they pull out this cover of the 1950s Chuck Willis classic, the operative adjective becomes "powerful." Smith is little, but for a couple of minutes each concert, she becomes a stomping, aggrieved, larger-than-life torch singer.