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In order to compose and create music that instills love, family, and enlightenment, COMMUNITY is the backbone to Honey & Wine’s enchanting sound. Inspired by the vast and diverse community of country artists like Little Big Town, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Trick Pony, and many more, Honey & Wine incorporates vivid memories and vibrant communities as frequent motifs in their music. Fans love Honey & Wine and appreciate good country music at its core. Their fans are of all ages from young to old.

“Our debut single, Dreams In A Graveyard, which comes out publically the Fall of 2020, is our story” says Rick and Connie, “But it’s also so much more than that, because people who have heard that song privately, along with the other songs we’ve written, tell us that they connect with the stories and find them inspirational and relatable to situations they’ve experienced in their own lives.”

When it comes to living life, Missouri is the home of Honey & Wine, as well as one of the birthplaces of country-folk music. Honey & Wine personifies the culture and community that is Missouri – Whether it’s the smell of barbecue cooking in Pleasant Hill on a warm summers evening or flashbacks of simpler times with friends, Rick and Connie embody their talents of descriptive songwriting through inspirations of family and community working and pulling together, helping one another, serving one another, and celebrating life at its fullest…TOGETHER.

The music of Honey & Wine captivates their audience with skilled guitar playing, heartwarming storytelling, and immersive vocals. However, the story behind the band is more intriguing than their charming bluegrass, folk, and country-rock sound. For over 30 years, Rick and Connie each learned music and played in various talented bands of various genres on separate paths. It wasn’t until those paths crossed at a music awards event in 2011 that they later began co-writing at a songwriting seminar where they found that perfect blend of what each brought to the table – creativity and structure. This allowed each to exploit their musical strengths and unlock their individual abilities that collectively gave birth to their style and sound. But such a blend needed a name that perfectly embodied it. After much musing, the name Honey & Wine was ultimately chosen. Honey is natural, sweet, and timeless, while wine has numerous antioxidants that benefit good health. These are also the characteristics and spiritual qualities that mark Honey & Wine music.

With Rick on the guitar and Connie on vocals, these two intertwine their unique talents to compose music that is both spiritually awakening and symphonically sophisticated. Combining their long history of musical prowess, these two are a powerful force in country music, and shine a light through their sound to their audiences.

You can experience this powerful force and shining light for yourself in Honey & Wine’s first single, Dreams in a Graveyard, which will be released September 4th, 2020, followed by their second single later that fall, Walkin’ Out The Door, and finally their full EP with three more songs: Twin Flames, Whatever Happened To Your Love, and My Pleasant Hill.

Reflecting on the path that led Connie and Rick to pursue this project, they say:

“Thank you to all the family, friends, and fans who have inspired and encouraged us to express ourselves through Honey & Wine music and to get these musical stories out there. May they ever encourage others to not let their dreams lay in a graveyard.”
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What We Do

Songwriters

Rick Kuenzler and Connie Whitlock are songwriters creating music to move your heart.

Performers

Honey & Wine brings a light hearted mood to the stage with the skill of country guitar and vocals.

Video Shows

Honey & Wine brings you video shows uploaded to our platforms for your enjoyment with interviews, talking music, songs, and more.

Instructors

Rick and Connie both teach. Connie offers instruction in piano and vocal, and Rick offers instruction in guitar.

What People Are Saying

Mark Krouse
Mark Krouse
Great energy, great warmth and beautiful songs. Couldn't be more impressed with these two very talented musicians.
Gig Masters Client Review
Honey & Wine did a fantastic job! They are very talented and everyone really enjoyed their music. I received numerous positive comments all evening from family and friends regarding how much they enjoyed their performance. They were professional, prompt and really entertaining. Thank you for a wonderful evening.