The Honey Dewdrops
Fri Jan 12th 7PM (Doors at 6:30PM)
At Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville
“Gorgeous harmonies and insightful, honest songwriting”
In the summer of 2014, after a long stretch of living on the road, performing and writing across the U.S., Americana songwriters and Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, collectively known as THE HONEY DEWDROPS, decided to settle down in Baltimore, MD. “Touring is like collecting images of landscapes, sounds of voices, contents of stories, moods of places and environments,” says Wortman. “All of that can be useful. It tells you something about human nature, about how the world works, little by little.” And so the couple took their experiences on the road, and dug in to write and record their fourth album, TANGLED COUNTRY, in their new home. It’s a beautiful and engaging take on modern American roots music and the first album of theirs entirely written, arranged, and recorded in one place; a testament to the power of home.
THE HONEY DEWDROPS have shared the stage with many Folk and Americana greats such as Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chatham County Line, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, Sierra Hull, Shawn Mullins, The Gibson Brothers, Matt Flinner Trio, Mary Gauthier, Mandolin Orange, Kathy Mattea, Anais Mitchell, The SteelDrivers.
“Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. ”
– SING OUT! MAGAZINE
“Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.”
– ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
“Just one of the highlights from the outstanding Tangled Country, a collection of often sad but still hopeful songs, ‘Same Old’ mines some of the territory of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with lilting banjo, gorgeous harmonies and tasteful pedal steel, and exemplifies this duo’s simple yet beautiful music.”
— FREDDY JENKINS, FOR NPR MUSIC’S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2015