THE HONEY DEWDROPS
on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, March 12, 2015
4:30 pm (est)
The Honey Dewdrops, who for many years called Charlottesville home, return to Central Virginia for a concert presented by WTJU at The Southern on Friday, March 13, in celebration of their latest release, Tangled Country. Opening for them that at The Southern will be Erik “Red” Knierim (Red & The Romantics).
“…songwriting that strives to honor the simplicity of its forebears.”-Utne Monthly Reader
“Their talent is such that it’s quite possible that a new band recording in the year 2020 might cite the Honey Dewdrops as a prime influence.”- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. After a year and a half of living on the road, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, MD home and it’s where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, expected for release April 2015. The set of songs is raw and engaging, with characters and images from kindred people and places. And like their stage performance, these new songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.