Honest Maude is an alternative Americana trio that performs both covers and original music. The band’s music features three-part vocal harmonies and beatboxing while Tarek Makky plays lead guitar, Josie Taylor strums on a ukulele, and Kyle Scherz plays guitar and controls the looping system. Scherz was studying at the University of Minnesota Duluth as a vocal jazz major when the musician met Makky, a guitar performance major. They played together in a band called Yeah Scherz before they formed their trio with Taylor. Scherz says the band members play off each other a lot and value the nonverbal communication they share on stage as they blend sounds together.