Hey pals! I know it has been one million years since we sent out a newsletter, but we are alive and still doing the things. We just got back from the Old School Bluegrass Camp (we went as campers) and it was an amazing time for music and people and team-building! We stayed at Fort Onion (and also up super late jamming every night):

We are still doing Banjo Church every week on Youtube and Facebook - Sundays at 11 AM, ET. We post a Google Slides document with the charts, we talk to you all in the chat, we play a bunch of songs together - it's the perfect amount of social interaction for a bunch of introverts sometimes. Folks tune in while cooking and cleaning and gardening, also, which gives off weekly-radio-show vibes in the best way.

We're also working on a couple new full-length albums, both of which are full of brand new music. The practice schedule is a work of administrative genius, let me tell you. People keep taking vacations and having lives.

Here's where you can find us over the next couple months:

July 22, 12:30 PM: Lunch gig at UW's The Grad House

July 23, 7:00 PM: Wixan's Bridge Pub - Springtide Music Festival

August 5, 12:00 PM: Owen Sound: Music at the Market

August 12, 7:00 PM: TWB Brewing

August 13, 7:00 PM: Waterloo Brewing Taphouse

August 27, time TBD: Galt Porchfest

Here's a track from the archives! Dave and Esther playing a pretty-as-heck version of "The Butcher's Boy" with Esther on oboe (!?). BLAST FROM THE PAST

Onion Honey Is Back! 

Happy September everyone!

It's been a good long time since you've heard from us; it's been a weird time for everyone, us included! We've had to cancel most of our live shows for the summer, so we haven't had a heck of a lot going on!

If you miss us, the duo version of the band (and sometimes the trio version) have been doing weekly livestreams on Sunday mornings every week, at 11 AM! We play some of our regular repertoire, with a larger-than-usual serving of gospel music. We started out calling it the Gospel Brunch stream, but folks started calling it Banjo Church, and it stuck!

So come join us for some chit-chat, some gospel music, and a healthy helping of irreverence. You can find the stream on our Facebook page, or on our Youtube channel. You can also check out previous streams, if you've been missing out. :)

We've also actually got a real live in-person show coming up! The duo will be playing as part of the upcoming Schneider Creek Porch Party, at the Schneider Haus in Kitchener on September 19th! Many other groups will be playing on various porches in Kitchener, so check out the Schneider Creek Porch Party website for details!


Every Sunday, 11 AM
Banjo Church
Facebook or Youtube

Saturday Sept 19, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Schneider Creek Porch Party
Schneider Haus, Kitchener ON

Holiday Hootenannies, etc  

We're very excited that all our December shows will be fully festive sets! We have our usual two - the Grand Trunk Saloon on the first Wednesday of the month and Seven Shores Cafe on the second Sunday - and we're back to Durham's Garafraxa Café (where we had literally the best time in the spring) on December 20th. We're working out some fun MULTIMEDIA stuff too - projecting lyrics, choreographed Walk-Off-the-Earth style bass playing, all manner of thrilling developments as well as releasing all our recorded Christmas music (and a new single) to streaming services! Oh man! 

Fall Newsletter  

It's fall, y'all! The leaves are changing, and Fall wedding season is getting into full swing. We've got a few weddings coming up that we've learned some fancy new rep for, and lots of extremely cool gigs on the horizon. Speaking of wedding tunes, we've attached a quick and dirty demo of one of the tunes we're working on now! YOU TOO could have this brilliance at your wedding, just saying. :)

We've been working on a few brand new originals thanks to Dave and Esther; if you turn up to a show, you'll be hearing those soon enough, alongside some extremely cool covers that we're getting ready to release into the wild. (Buck Up by Carsie Blanton, and No Love Today by Chris Smither, to name a few.)

Onward to the show schedule! Come visit us when you can. :)

Wed Sept 11, 6 PM
Backlot Session
Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge ON

Sun Sept 15, 1 PM - 2 PM
Maple Mustard at 1919: Picnic in the Park
Shades Mills Conservation Area, Cambridge ON

Thu Sept 26, 7 PM - 11 PM
A Honey of a Night!
The Common Cafe, Guelph ON

Sun Sept 29, 12 PM - 2:30 PM
Harvest Apple Festival
Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto ON

Wed Oct 2, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Grand Trunk Night
Grand Trunk Saloon, Kitchener ON


August Newsletter  

Hello friends!

Where We've Been

Here we are, most of the way through the summer, and showing no signs of slowing down yet. We've played some cool locations, with more coming up, and in our off time, we're working on lots of new and very cool rep. 

We had a great time playing at Templin Gardens in Fergus! One member of the audience (Thanks Charley!) drew this amazing portrait of the band:

Since we last wrote, we've played hither and yon; We played in Fergus, Baden, and at home in Waterloo with friend of the band Dan Belgue, (he is great - you should look him up), we played at a train station-turned-art gallery in Whitby, and we played as Maple Mustard in Elora. (Maple Mustard is our all-lady alternate lineup, if you didn't know!)

Where We're Going

A bit of a slower month coming up, but we'll be carrying on into the fall. Check out what's coming up, and come say hello!

Wed Aug 7, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Grand Trunk Night
Grand Trunk Saloon, Kitchener ON

Wed Sep 4, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Grand Trunk Night
Grand Trunk Saloon, Kitchener ON

Sun Sep 8, 11 AM - 1 PM
Second Sunday Old Time Breakfast
Seven Shores Community Cafe, Waterloo ON

Wed Sep 11, 7 PM
Backlot Session
Monigram Coffee Roasters, Cambridge ON

What We're Working On

We've decided to start trying a new thing where we send out a download of a demo for a new song we're working on with the newsletter. This means that all you excellent people get to hear what we're working on before anyone else! These might be originals that we're still fleshing out, or covers that we're in the process of learning. It'll be a surprise!

This time, for our inaugural demo sharing, we've got a brand spanking new original: As Good a Time as Any, written by Esther, and performed in Kayleigh's very own living room. 

Have an excellent rest of your summer! See you soon. :)



July Newsletter 

Hey friends! 

We've made a mid-year resolution (that's a thing, right?) to get back to regular updates for all you lovely people who said they'd like to be kept in the loop. So here we are! Keeping you in the loop! 

The Last Little While... 

The warm months have kept us hopping; lots of shows and events and shenanigans to report on. 

In case you didn't catch it at the time, we released a full length album called Earthly Trials back in April, and we're real proud of it. Definitely check it out if you haven't already! 

Just this last week Kayleigh was away at the Old School Bluegrass Camp, out in Picton. It was a big week full of jams and concerts and classes and good old fashioned music-making. She took over the band's social media for the week to share the goings on, so check out Instagram for the highlights from that adventure. 

The Next Little While... 

In the next few weeks we've got lots of shows coming up. Take a look and see if there are any in your neighbourhood. :) 

Sun July 14, 11AM - 1PM 
Old Time Breakfast 
Seven Shores Community Cafe, Waterloo ON 

Wed July 17, 7PM - 9PM 
Twilight at Templin 
Templin Gardens, Fergus ON 

Thurs July 18, 7PM - 8PM 
Castle Concert Series 
Castle Kilbride, Baden ON 

Fri July 26, 7PM - 9PM 
Final Fridays Art Market and Dueling Banjos 
Waterloo Public Square, Waterloo ON 

Hope to see you soon! Happy summer. :D

Layers: a Holiday EP to (Christmas)tide you over 

Happy Holidays! We've made a few videos over the holiday season to say thanks for sharing another amazing year with us. Thanks everybody! We're also releasing a 5-song CD of these tunes called "Layers". It was available at our shows in December, or you can download it here for $5:



Seven Shores Second Sunday 

Hey friends! 

I wanted to put out a reminder that our Seven Shores show in May is being moved to the 20th instead! 

I can't figure out how to change the date on our website here, but it is up to date on our Facebook page here:

See you soon!