WTJU Presents The Honey Dewdrops at The Southern, March 13
WTJU is delighted to present The Honey Dewdrops in concert at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville on Friday, March 13. Opening for them will be Erik “The Red” Knierim (Red & The Romantics). We will also air The Honey Dewdrops’ entire set starting at 9 pm.
As a special treat, The Honey Dewdrops will put on a special pre-concert from 6:45 to 7:15 pm for those who choose to have dinner at The Southern before the concert. A portion of the proceeds from that event will go to support WTJU.
Oh, and did we mention they will also stop by the station on Thursday, March 12, for a visit to Folk & Beyond? They might even share a few tunes off their brand new release, Tangled Country.
“…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.