Onion Honey
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Onion Honey

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Folk Country




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2019 - Earthly Trials

2017 - Layers EP

2017 - Raisin' Heck

2015 - Home Before the Snow EP

2014 - Pocket Pair EP

2013 - Don't Bother Me None



Onion Honey makes folk music like an old-fashioned string band: banjo and mandolin, washboard and double bass, fiddle and warm five-part harmonies. Dave Pike, Esther Wheaton, Leanne Swantko, Kayleigh LeBlanc, and Alison Corbett play traditional tunes made new and original songs that sound old; like their name, Onion Honey’s music is sweet and sharp and savory, a remedy for many ills and recipe for a good time. Influenced by bands like Foghorn Stringband, Della Mae, and Old Crow Medicine Show, and inspired by country folk artists like Townes van Zandt and Gillian Welch, the Kitchener-based outfit brings a uniquely-Southwestern-Ontario flavour to their music. 

Onion Honey has been heard on radio stations across Canada and featured in Jan Hall’s Sunparlour Sessions; their last two albums, Raisin’ Heck and Earthly Trials, charted on national campus radio in 2017 and 2019. They gig regularly around Southwestern Ontario and have performed at a number of festivals including Banjofest in Guelph, Cambridge’s Mill Race Folk Festival, Winterfolk in Toronto, Hamilton's Festival of Friends, and more.

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