Honey Cellar is a folk rock band born out of a border town, where fiddle tunes, folk punk, and Midsummer brought them together. They are based in Chicago and have played at venues all around the Midwest. Their rich vocal harmony, vibrant instrumentals, and earnest lyrics make each show an intimate yet electrifying experience.
Their debut album, In Our Time, plays like an oasis of gentle melodies and nostalgic lyrics in a tumultuous year. Nine original songs showcase the band’s folk roots built on a backbone of rock rhythm and introspective lyrics. The lead singers’ dynamic vocal harmonies rise to the powerhouse wail of the Civil Wars and soften to the haunting duet of Better Oblivion Community Center. Alongside these voices the Irish-inspired mandolin and violin soar, weaving in and out of center stage like a third voice.
Honey Cellar Band Members
Honey Cellar includes these band members:
- Catherine Krol: vocals, bass
- Danny Connolly: vocals, guitar
- Lucy Holden: vocals, violin, mandolin
- Tariq Shihadah: vocals, guitar, flute
- Joey Buttlar: drums, percussion
Here’s a sample performance from Honey Cellar for you to enjoy:
What Others Say About Honey Cellar
Honey Cellar Incites Activism with Evocative New Track “Dorma” – V13
Honey Cellar share an optimistic outlook on rich single, “Dorma” – We Write About Music
Interview: Folk N’ Roots Quintet Honey Cellar Discuss Climate-Conscious New Single “Dorma” – Music Mecca
Interview: “Dorma” – Honey Cellar – Pop Passion
“Students bring back Honey Cellar to perform on campus” – Beloit College Magazine
Interview on Community Voices – NPR Illinois
Video Sessions and Interview from Studio A – Northern Public Radio
“Gibson Moon” Review – Ear to the Ground Music
“In Our Time” Album Release – Deli Magazine
Find out more about Honey Cellar here:
- Website: https://www.heyhoneycellar.com/home
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneyCellar
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/heyhoneycellar/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyhoneycellar
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbljfGSzquiWeSIHgme8q3Q
Sundays on the Square – celebrate music & summer outdoors
Sundays on the Square in 2022 run every Sunday, June 26 – Sept 4, except for July 17 (the Woodstock Folk Festival is always scheduled the third Sunday in July).
Enjoy some great bands from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (noon – 7:00 pm on the opening Sunday, June 26). We gather on the historic Woodstock Square, Cass & Van Buren Streets, Woodstock IL 60098. Shows vary, some with one and some with two acts, featuring local, regional, and national talent.
Restaurants on the Square are usually open on these evenings with carry-out items, but please confirm with specific places. Of course you can bring your own food items and picnic on the Square. Also, be sure to bring chairs!
Sunday evenings on the Square are always a memorable part of summer in the Woodstock area. Watch this website for updates and specifics on the bands. Better yet, subscribe to our email list if you aren’t already on it!
Watch our website for details about remaining Sundays on the Square August schedule
Upcoming August performances (and one in September)
- August 14 | | Ashley & Simpson | John Derado & Anne McIntyre
- August 21 | Albion West | Wildered
- August 28 | The Corner Boys
- September 4 | Hot Lagarto (season finale)
Donations cheerfully accepted here (left column)
These FREE summer concerts are brought to you by Off Square Music, the Woodstock Opera House, grants with support from the Illinois Arts Council, Arts & Culture for Woodstock and Hotel/Motel Use Fund — as well as your generous donations. It truly takes a village (and a state, and a few cities, a couple of guys with wagons and an ice cream vendor).
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