Honey & Rust
Album Release June 4th, 2016
Album Release June 4th, 2016
Sweet & gritty vocals mixed with guitars, drums, bass, the odd fiddle solo and banjo. Honey & Rust will take you on a story-laced, dynamic ride. Highly influenced by old-time country greats, rockin' ladies like Janis Joplin and the smooth, soulful sounds of Tracy Chapman, they draw upon music that moves the soul and engages the heart. These two Ottawa-based women are sure to get your tapping your toes and singing along.
June 4 - Album Release Show - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
June 18 - Special, Exclusive Show - Secret Location (Ottawa, ON)
July 9 - Cafe Dekcuf (Ottawa, ON)
December 4, 2015 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
November 13 & 14, 2015 - Dominion Chalmers (Ottawa, ON)
October 17, 2015 - Live! On Elgin (Ottawa, ON)
August 29, 2015 - Pressed (Ottawa, ON)
August 21, 2015 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
August 8, 2015 - The Rainbow (Ottawa, ON)
May 9, 2015 - The Rainbow (Ottawa, ON)
March 6, 2015 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
Sept 2014 - Official Honey & Rust Launch - House Concert @ 25 Aylmer Ave (Ottawa, ON)
We love telling stories. Through song lyrics, visual art, around a campfire among friends, or social media. We thought it was time to expand our story-telling here, for you, and you and you.
Story #1: How we met (as told from Jo's perspective)
This is a very important story. Everyone likes a good falling in love story. I don't remember when I first laid eyes on Cristy, so, sadly it wasn't love at first sight. However, it was love at first song. Not even sure what song it was but the chemistry was undeniable and unmistakable. I've never been able to make music with another human so easily and organically. We played for awhile together, mostly piano, sister-like-harmonies and various hand drums.
Things started to get serious when we played our first house show in Vanier. Our little folk-rock band consisting of us and our friend Mark-the-bass-player stuck out like a sore thumb at this punk-heavy-rock show that handed out earplugs at the door and felt like the floor would give way at any moment.
After we played, this punk kid came up to us and said, "you made me feel things". Feeling things is something we do best. Making other people feel things when we played music triggered something significant in each of us. The spark grows and the plot thickens.
Fast forward in time, I decided to invite every musician and every music-loving person I know to an open jam night on Lisgar Street in the Summer of 2014. Cristy was an obvious invitee and finally was set free on a full set of drums. The already evident chemistry between us grew not only for us, but anyone watching us.
I knew it. She knew it. We confessed it to each other - and finally, after years of deepening friendship and creative connection, we decided it was serious. So serious that Honey & Rust formed and the rest is history.