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Honeysuckle 

 
 
photo by Stephanie Craig
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band

Photo by Stephanie Craig http://stephaniecraigphotography.com/

Photo by Stephanie Craig http://stephaniecraigphotography.com/

 
 

who we are...

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country, playing alongside bands like The Ballroom Thieves, The David Grisman Sextet, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Damn Tall Buildings and others.

Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year three years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards. They were also put in the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far list compiled by NPR. 

Honeysuckle recently released their sophomore album, "Catacombs." They also have two previous titles: "Honeysuckle" (full length 2016) and "Arrows" (EP 2015). 

 
 
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Honeysuckle Tour

 

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News & Updates

new "Catacombs" live video: Tiny Desk Contest Submission

Another year, another Tiny Desk Contest Video. Here's us in our living room in Somerville, MA playing one of our newer songs, "Catacombs."

 

2016 Boston Music AWard and Big Red Nominations

Award season is here! This year we've been nominated again for both Best Folk Artist and Best Americana Artist at the Annual Boston Music Awards. We've also up for a Red Line Roots "Big Red" in the categories Americana/Roots Act of the Year and Album of the Year (Honeysuckle - LP). We're so honored to have been considered for all these awards, and excited to see what happens! 

 

Named one of NPR's Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

"So many contemporary bluegrass and folk outfits that get big have a cloying sweetness to them, or a cynical predisposition towards a radio-friendly pop sensibility. Not so with Honeysuckle. Their sound is unpretentious and unabashed, as if each song is meant for one set of ears only. They don't shy away from moments that are as technical as they are mesmerizing, and here their musicianship really shines through. Trampled By Turtles is about to be stomped by a flower y'all."

"So many contemporary bluegrass and folk outfits that get big have a cloying sweetness to them, or a cynical predisposition towards a radio-friendly pop sensibility. Not so with Honeysuckle. Their sound is unpretentious and unabashed, as if each song is meant for one set of ears only. They don't shy away from moments that are as technical as they are mesmerizing, and here their musicianship really shines through. Trampled By Turtles is about to be stomped by a flower y'all."

 

"honeysuckle" Album Review by Redline Roots

When creating a record we can strive for many things, but at the core authenticity is something that should remain an ultimate goal as an artist. The Berklee born trio Honeysuckle has done just that and then some. They have stayed true to the music that you will encounter from them in a live setting and the history that infuses its way into their music. Focused on songwriting, expertly crafted instrumental arrangements, and vocals that will leave you weak and shivering from their overwhelming power, all while building on the core elements that makes their music so fantastic and gorgeous. - Brian Carroll of Red Line Roots

When creating a record we can strive for many things, but at the core authenticity is something that should remain an ultimate goal as an artist. The Berklee born trio Honeysuckle has done just that and then some. They have stayed true to the music that you will encounter from them in a live setting and the history that infuses its way into their music. Focused on songwriting, expertly crafted instrumental arrangements, and vocals that will leave you weak and shivering from their overwhelming power, all while building on the core elements that makes their music so fantastic and gorgeous.

- Brian Carroll of Red Line Roots

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Thanks to all your support we just hit ONE MILLION plays on our song Board That Plane! Let's keep going!