Honey Cellar

Chicago Folk Rock Band

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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

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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