Chicago Folk Rock Band
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.
Catherine Krol: vocals, bass
Danny Connolly: vocals, guitar
Lucy Holden: vocals, violin, mandolin
Tariq Shihadah: vocals, guitar, flute
Joey Buttlar: drums, percussion
Photos by Ash Dye
"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