Honey & Rust



Honey & Rust

by Honey & Rust

Upcoming shows

Sept 28, 2017 0 A2R @ 2 Monk St (Ottawa, ON)
Oct 27, 2017 - A2R @ 2 Monk St (Ottawa, ON)
Nov 3 & 4, 2017 - Dig & Delve @ Dominion Chalmers (Ottawa, ON)
Nov 24, 2017 - A2R Showcase (Ottawa, ON)


September 14, 2017 - CityFolk Festival (Ottawa, ON)
August 22, 2017 - House Show @ Alymer House (Ottawa, ON)
July 29, 2017 - The Cove (Westport, ON)
June 17, 2017 - Irene's Pub (Ottawa, ON)
April 27, 2017 - A2R - 2 Monk Street (Ottawa, ON)
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


Made up of Jo Beattie and Cristy Williams, Honey & Rust are an Ottawa-based Roots Rock band that formed in September 2014.. Country and Rock runs in their blood, Jo from Saskatchewan and Cristy from small towns like Athens, Ontario. They aren’t afraid to cross genre lines to sing and play the music that makes them alive on stage and the audience on the edge of their seats.

Honey & Rust will take you on a story-laced, high-energy, and dynamic ride. Highly influenced by old-time country greats like Patsy Cline, 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.

Honey & Rust released their self-titled debut album, Honey & Rust, in June 2016.

“The album rockets out of the gate like a racehorse on the appropriately named Hold Me Down, an energetic track that dares you to stop it. There’s this beautiful snarl in Beattie’s voice that makes you wonder what might have happened if Joplin did Bluegrass. On the haunting Delicate, the moments of tender smoothness and fragility are spiked with this growl, like silk wrapped around gravel.“ –Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life Magazine



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JUST in: We're thrilled to announce that we will be playing Cityfolk Festival in Ottawa on thurs sept 14 from 9-10pm at the ravenlaw stage at lansdowne. 

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)