Honey & Rust
Album Release June 4, 2016
Album Release June 4, 2016
June 4 - Album Release Show - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON) - Doors 830pm; Show 930pm with Old Man Grant
June 18 - LIVE RECORDING - Intimate Show - 315 Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) - Doors 7pm; Show 8pm with Old Man Grant
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)
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, 2016 - First Album Release Day (as told by Jo)
I've been waiting for this moment for most of my life. This is my first full-length album. As I kid I would lock myself in my room with a hairbrush and a cassette player, blasting Celine Dion, singing along to every song. I pretended I was at the Grammy's, with an acceptance speech and all.
So here I am today, with the album being playing on radio stations, distributed on iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, and live tonight at Irene's Pub in Ottawa. It's pretty incredible. It's a long-awaited milestone. It's surreal, really.
While music runs through my veins and pours out of my soul, it is not who I am. Music does not define me. I have let it define me over the years, even at times lately when I forget who I really am. But it isn't me. I am more than music.
The first single from the record, Hold Me Down, acknowledges the fact that I can get carried away. I've always felt things deeper than most other people. I've found solstice in writing lyrics and putting them to music.
Each person is a few bad decisions away from self-ruin. We aren't beyond destruction. The song is about being grounded, having people around me to sharpen, encourage, and challenge me. I am not an island. I am not meant to live this life alone. Life is meant to be shared. And we all need people around us to remind us of who we really, truly are.
I cannot wait to celebrate tonight with family, friends, and fans this accomplishment, this success. I hope that there is many more milestones to come. Tonight, I sit, take in, revel, soak in this moment. I am grateful and thankful for this delicate life I've been given. Here's the making the most of it and living life to the fullest!