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: http://onionhoney.com/album/953425/layers

 

 

How Many Biscuits Can You Eat? 

We spent a morning at the Grand Trunk Saloon in downtown Kitchener (and one other secret location) last weekend and made a few videos! These are the first we've been able to make since our lineup changed and we became a quintet, and we're so happy with how they came out! A huge thanks goes out to Manish, Jessica, Kai, and Abhi for all their help to make it happen. We really couldn't have done it without them.

We've played the first Wednesday of every month at the Grand Trunk Saloon for a long time now, so it was the obvious choice to record this new set of videos. It's also no coincidence that the Grand Trunk has delicious biscuits. Our first video is of an old time song we've been inserting into the middle of the Zombie Love Song for a long time. This one is called How Many Biscuits Can You Eat? Take a look and let us know what you think!

Long Winter Blues 

Howdy friend! 

We wrote this song called Long Winter Blues a couple of years ago, and have been pulling it out during the darkest winter months ever since. It's sort of a John Prine flavoured look at some of the mundane tortures of long Canadian winters. This year we decided to record a studio version and release it as a single, accompanied by a video! 

We take a walk through some of the dreariest parts of winter in this song, we hope you like it. 

Long Winter Blues is available for download from our website here for just a dollar