The Honey Dewdrops
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are The Honey Dewdrops: an award winning, nationally touring husband and wife folk duet who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation. Influenced by traditional Appalachian music as well as contemporary singer-songwriters, the Honey Dewdrops blend old styles with new, creating music that is powerful and heartfelt.
The couple, who make their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, VA, has been playing music in some capacity for over 17 years, but honed in on their natural duet abilities when they met n college. Their love of folk music that brought them together and has since taken them out on the road to tour full time as the award-winning duet they are today.
Writing and singing in the veins of folk, old country music, and bluegrass, the Dewdrops entwine harmony singing with tight instrumentation and craft songs that are simple and fine-tuned. Theirs are new songs from the southern mountains that ring with originality.
After their appearance and first place win on a 2008 talent show broadcast of NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion", the Dewdrops began their careers as songwriters and have released two critically acclaimed albums, "If the Sun Will Shine" (2009) and "These Old Roots" (2010) both of which have charted at the #1 and #2 positions on the Folk DJ-L Charts for 2010. In 2009 they were MountainStage NewSongs Competition finalists, and in 2011 they were official showcase artists at the international Folk Alliance.
This is what folks are saying about the Honey Dewdrops:
"This is fresh, homegrown music but deeply rooted in tradition and most importantly it is really good!" —Anne & Pete SIbley
"The musical equivalent to a couple that finishes each other's sentences." —Shawn Underwood, Twangville.com
"Long may the Honey Dewdrops continue to make music this timeless." —Maverick Magazine
"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