Honey & Rust



Honey & Rust

by Honey & Rust

Upcoming shows

April 27, 2017 - Ashes to Rubies (Ottawa, ON)

June 17, 2017 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)

July 29, 2017 - The Cove (Westport, ON)

More gigs in the works, check back for more details! 


March 18, 2017 - Avant-Garde Bar (Ottawa, ON)
September 3, 2016 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
August 9, 2016 - Atomic Rooster (Ottawa, ON)
July 9 - Cafe Dekcuf (Ottawa, ON)
June 18 - LIVE RECORDING - Intimate Show - 315 Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) - Doors 7pm; Show 8pm with Old Man Grant
June 4 - Album Release Show - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON) - Doors 830pm; Show 930pm with Old Man Grant
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)

Band Bio


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. 



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it's good to be back. Taking pauses can be difficult but also awaken more desire than ever to play and create. We're booking shows for the next several months. keep watch.


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! 

Hold Me Down

Hold me down
Hold me back
Everything within me wants to attack
The tongue will cut
Like a knife
Hold me down, hold me back

Add wood to a spark, you got yourself a fire
Take a shot of poison, you got yourself a liar
When it's life or death that's coming after us
Promise me this once (that you'll)

An oil spill leaves nothing but a mess
A beautiful woman in a torn up dress
Oh those flaming arrows penetrate the heart
I need a restart


Keep em, keep em yellow lines a coming
I'm not afraid to say I'm done
Keep that, keep that music a playin'
Oh it's fillin', fillin' up my soul

Sing me, sing a song of Springtime
Oh please move me, come touch my heart
Did you know, did you know I'm running?
Closer, closer, closer back to you

Not gonna take no for an answer
It's all too familiar, too close to home
Trying to wade my way through the river
Thought I could swim, but sinkin's the goal

Wake em, wake em weary eyes up
I think the flowers are pushing through
All this weariness, we say 'good riddance!' 
A new day, a new day, a new day has come


Be near to me
Come close, I can't breathe
Without you I fall apart
Be careful with this broken heart

Handle with care
I'm not sure you're aware
That I'm delicate

It seems that I, I've lost my way
I turned left, I turned right
When you said just stay
There's an unraveling of my heart
And I pray I end up okay

Wild Horse

Open fields, hills that roll
Big skies that swallow me whole
Try and bridle me if you can
And I'll run 'til I can't stand

Wild horse, she can't be tamed
They say, "not worth the pain"
Always wanting to break free
Maybe that's the way it'll always be

Wild, wild horses
Will run their courses
Never to be seen again
This spirit is wild
Can you reconcile
The wild horse in me

Look deep into my eyes
You might catch yourself by surprise
There's more horse in there than you know
Time to let it go, go, go (3x)