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


The Thirteenth Bar

Grand Trunk Saloon, Kitchener, ON

The streets of downtown Kitchener will be filled with blues, but the Grand Trunk will be filled with old time folk music and delicious southern food.

Castle Kilbride Summer Concert Series

Castle Kilbride, 60 Snyder's Rd W, Baden

We're excited to be returning to Castle Kilbride after a super-fun and successful show last year with surprise guest appearance by a well-timed train.

Waterloo Park Summer Concert Series

Waterloo Park Bandshell

TWB Brewery + Father's Day + Old-Time

TWB Cooperative Brewing, 300 Mill St, Kitchener

Onion Honey is playing at TWB Brewery for Father's Day this year! Bring out your selves and your dads, try some excellent local, cooperatively-made brews, listen to some tunes, the works. Special guest appearance by Dave's own pa, Mr. Tim Pike, on harmonica!

Summer Lights Festival

Downtown Kitchener

Onion Honey is at Summer Lights this year! We'll be playing acoustically, the last set of the evening. Come out for a great night in the community!


Onion Honey and Ever Lovin' Jug Band at Open Sesame

Open Sesame, 220 King St W, Kitchener

Come on out and enjoy a night of folk and bluegrass tunes that are sure to warm your heart by local musicians Onion Honey and Ever-Lovin' Jug Band!

Cover: PWYC! Door open at 6:30pm and music starts at 7

Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival

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Fresh FM Stage, King St, Midland, ON

Hohner Avenue Porch Party

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Hohner Avenue, Kitchener

We're playing the Hohner Avenue Porch Party again this year. Details to come!

The Black Walnut Acoustic Stage

Mill Street Community Centre, 216 Mill St, Kitchener

Onion Honey's debut showcase at the Black Walnut Acoustic Stage! We're pumped to hang out with local folkies.

Onion Honey & Abe Erb Are Pals

Abe Erb, 15 King St S, Waterloo

Onion Honey is back at Abe Erb in May for a three-hour evening show. Come by, have some house brews, stare moodily into the eternal train track mirror, listen to some tunes to the light of several dozen Edison bulbs.

Grand Trunk Gospel Brunch

Grand Trunk Saloon, 30 Ontario St S, Kitchener

Onion Honey is hosting an acoustic gospel show at the new Grand Trunk Saloon in DTK! Come soothe your soul with delicious Southern breakfast and all your favourite gospel and folk tunes.

Onion Honey @ Bread Heads

Bread Heads, 16 Duke Street E, Kitchener

Come join us for a night of stories and song. It'll be an intimate evening with the band, hang out and chat with us, have some great food and listen to some good tunes!

$5 at the door Facebook event:


Onion Honey at B@THEMUSEUM

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B@THEMUSEUM, 10 King St W, Kitchener

Join Dave and Esther for a night of drinks and fun at B@THEMUSEUM!


Onion Honey at Winterfolk XIV

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Visit for the full schedule! It will be posted there when it's available.

Onion Honey at Abe Erb

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Abe Erb, 15 King St S, Waterloo

Our more-or-less monthly gig at our favourite brewpub in the nation.