The Honey Dewdrops are Americana songwriting duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. The husband-and-wife Virginia natives settled down in Baltimore, Maryland, a couple years ago to write and record their fourth album, Tangled Country. 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 closeness of sound and the musical compatibility that The Honey Dewdrops possess is unmistakeable. On the music of Tangled Country, each share vocals and guitars, augmented by Parrish’s mandolin and Wortman’s work on banjo and harmonica. Excellently produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Nicholas Sjostrom, who also joins The Honey Dewdrops on bass, piano, and Wurlitzer, the songs, all original compositions by Wortman and Parrish, tell stories that engage and resonate in a delicately creative way, blurring the line between narrative and prose.
During years of touring full-time and playing for audiences across America, The Honey Dewdrops’ down-to-earth, real-life approach to music has touched audiences broadly and brought them to high profile stages such as A Prairie Home Companion and gained them Folk Radio notoriety with two #1 albums. And this fall, The Honey Dewdrops will be among the 30 official Bluegrass Ramble showcase bands performing in Raleigh during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass week! The Honey Dewdrops’ live performances are often described as “mesmerizing,” “evocative,” and “genuine,” and you can hear them for yourself at a free concert in Cary thanks to PineCone!