Prior to forming Honeybucket a few years ago, the three members were in bands that played a variety of musical styles. That's why they prefer to think of their music as "Newgrass" rather than traditional bluegrass. All three band members have pop-rock backgrounds and write "poppy bluegrass traditional rock songs." To record its 2013 debut, the band launched a $3,000 Kickstarter campaign that ended up raising $4,000. Recently, the band's catchy "Old High Road" served as the trailer theme for the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival.