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

Winterfolk XIV 

We had an amazing time playing Winterfolk this year! Many thanks to Bryan and Bev and everyone for having us. It was especially good to see old pals Whiskey Epiphany and to folk out at the Americana Pie workshop with Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, and Mean Mary. Looking forward to returning in future years!


Well hello! Just a few updates to let you know what's coming up!

First of all, we'll be at Abe Erb this Friday, October 23! As always there's no door charge, so come on down, brave the cool autumn air and have a pint with us. We'll be there from 8-11pm keepin' it folky.

Second, new video! We have a bunch more on the way, but the first one we've got for you right now is a little trio of tunes we affectionately call The Trainwreck. We took 3 songs about trains: 500 Miles, Freight Train and our own original song True to Her Track and mashed them together to make one long train-tribute! We posted it over on YouTube just today! Check it out above!

And finally the foggy future: Keep an eye out for more videos soon, we'll post all over the social medias and whatnot I promise. We're also writing the next full length, full-band album! We're all very excited for this, but patience is key here my friends. We'll keep you updated on how things are moving along.

So for now, thanks for stopping by, enjoy the video, and we hope to see you again soon!

As always, if you'd like to see us in your town, in your venue, or at your wedding or something, drop us a message in the contact section and we'd love to work something out!

See you soon,

So much stuff coming up! 

Hey there friends, it's been a while since we talked, but there's so much stuff coming up, I think it's time to break the silence! We're pretty excited about the next couple of months, we've got all kinds of stuff to keep away the winter blues.

First up, this Valentine's weekend we'll be playing at Winterfolk a couple of times. Friday night we're on at 10 PM at the Black Swan Tavern, Saturday we're playing a workshop with a bunch of other great folk acts including the one and only HOTCHA! You can check out the full lineup and all the details at 

February is set to be a busy month; on February 27 we'll be playing a Mill Race Festival Showcase at Cafe 13 in Cambridge.   On the next night, we're back at Abe Erb, because we have a blast every time we're there, so come out and have some great beer and also great food, and celebrate Saturday right.

There's still more coming up in March and April, check out our Tour page to find out the where and when of our constantly updating upcoming shows.

While we're at it, you can now contact us over at our shiny new Book Us page to bring the whole band (or duo) to your own events.  

If you haven't seen us before, we just posted a new video of us playing John Henry: See you soon, Dave

Home Before the Snow! 

Hey there! We've got a whole bunch of awesome coming up this month. First things first, we got all excited for the holiday season this year and decided to record an EP! We called it Home Before the Snow, and it's going to be available at our next show! 

Our next show, it just so happens, is going to be a holiday themed show! At Cafe Pyrus with the ever-awesome Sara Rose Hebert and Kate & Rich. 

Check out the Facebook event for all the details:

The Wee Folk Club! 

Well hello there! You might notice that we've changed the place around a bit. Check out the new site! Sign up for the mailing list for updates on everything, and come back here frequently for new stuff! Woo!

Also on the list of new things, we'll be playing at The Wee Folk Club in Toronto on October 16. It sounds like it's going to be a great time, so come on out if you're in the area. We'd love to see you! Check out the club's website here:

Cafe Pyrus with Lakes of Canada 

Hey guys, I just wanted to share that we'll be playing a set at Cafe Pyrus on Friday, August 29 at 7pm. It should be a good time, so you should come out. It's $6-10, sliding scale for admission and music starts at 8. 

We'll be playing with Montreal based Lakes of Canada, check out their website here:

Come on out and say hi!


Mill Race Festival 

Playing the Mill Race Folk Festival this weekend! As a Galt native, I could not be more happy and excited. We're playing seven times over the course of the weekend, but as the festival is FREE (what!), and makes some of its money from the sale of programs, I'm not supposed to share exactly what times. HOWEVER, if you come and hang out, there are many great acts to be heard and things to do, and you are pretty much guaranteed to catch us if you stay for a 3-4 hour block of time.

I highly recommend you do this.

This is also our first set of shows with Stuart Cybulskie, our new bass fiddle player. We are very excited to have him with us!

7/31/2014 - Esther

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Raisin' Heck

Onion Honey

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Raisin' Heck is Onion Honey's first full-length album with the 4-piece band that came together in summer of 2014. A collection of Onion Honey's favourite original and traditional songs, exploring love, loss, and of course: trains.

  1. 1 Boozefighters 04:01
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  2. 2 Boxcar Betty Blues 04:01
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  3. 3 500 Miles 02:34
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  4. 4 Freight Train 01:23
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  5. 5 True to Her Track 02:09
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  6. 6 Cornbread and Butterbeans 02:22
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  7. 7 In the Pines 04:37
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  8. 8 The Salish Sea 02:51
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  9. 9 Jeannie and the Sailor 03:05
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  10. 10 The Cuckoo 03:08
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  11. 11 O Susannah 04:03
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  12. 12 Oh Babe it ain't No Lie 02:28
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  13. 13 Jeannie (Reprise) 01:31
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  14. 14 Old Joe Brook 03:15
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Previous events

Santa Train!

Waterloo Central Railway

We're breaking out our Christmas repertoire for all three trips on the Santa Train, with departures at 10, 12:30, and 3.

Train trips will be round trip leaving from our St. Jacobs Train Museum (formally called The Restoration Shop) at 50 Isabella St. St. Jacobs with an approximate 90-minute to 2-hour trip length depending on the number of children on board. The train will not return to the station before your child has visited Santa. There will be no opportunity to get off in Elmira or at the Market.

Hallowe'en Train Ride

Waterloo Central Railway

Onion Honey will be performing on the Hallowe'en Dress-Up Market Train to St. Jacobs and beyond! We promise to play our spooooookiest tunes and wear funny hats.

Talbot Street House Concert

18 Talbot St, Kitchener

Per Michelle, our plunk-rock banjolele player: "Music, cozy sweater wearing friends, campfires, flame grilled foodstuffs. ...maybe even a hot tub? And this night will be the full moon! Oh. Oh my. Oh my yes."

Caledonia Fall Fair

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Caledonia Fairgrounds - Stage One, Highway 54

Etsy: Made in Canada Event

City Hall Rotunda, Kitchener

KW's third annual Made in Canada Etsy event will be setting up shop at the lovely City Hall Rotunda.

Featuring over 60 local vendors it will be a family fun day of shopping, community building, and plenty of local talent including, of course, performances by at least one allium-themed old-time band.

Downtown LIVE!

Downtown Kitchener (in front of the Charles/Benton parking garage)

Onion Honey will be playing trio style at this noon-hour show in DTK. Come by for some froyo and crepes, stay for some sweet tunes.