The Honey Dewdrops are the roots duet of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. Putting forth a blend of new Americana and traditional Folk music, they create inspired songs that are rooted in the experience and lives of people. The beauty of the songs they write is conveyed with energy and emotion through intimate performances with a handful of acoustic instruments and tightly layered harmonies.
On stage, the Honey Dewdrops focus on dynamically blending the sounds of instrument and voice by singing and playing into a single microphone. There is a high lonesome quality to the way their voices blend that is familiar, yet the mixture is unique. Their music covers the ground between hand crafted folk songs, Appalachian ﬁddletunes, and a cappella spirituals. In their own way, the duo ﬁlls up a room with sound and feeling that lingers long after the show is over.
During the past four years of touring full-time and playing for audiences across America, Laura and Kagey have drawn inspiration from the people they meet and the towns they visit. “Traveling has taken us to communities all over and we meet people at the shows, in restaurants, standing in line at the post ofﬁce or drug store. Everyone we meet has a story they share and that is inspiring to us.”
Their 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 Floyd Fest; gained Folk Radio notoriety with two #1 albums (If The Sun Will Shine- 2009 & These Old Roots- 2010); and enabled them to share the stage with musical greats such as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Gauthier, and the Matt Flinner Trio.
The Honey Dewdrops’ instrumentation is formed from alternating voices in lead and close harmony, individually and blended in unison. Laura’s voice is pure and powerful, yet graceful and emotive. Her own solid style of rhythm guitar and comfortable banjo leaves listeners endlessly wanting for more. She is perfectly balanced by the melodic and harmonic exploration of Kagey’s guitar and mandolin layering and grounded by his raw, earthy and natural voice.
Their resonance is true and embraced in the simplicity of the sound of acoustic instruments.
This is what folks are saying about the Honey Dewdrops:
“When you listen to the Honey Dewdrops, you can't just listen to one song - you just want more, more, more. Their gentle spirits come with powerful voices while the instruments have voices of their own. This is fresh, homegrown music but deeply rooted in tradition and most importantly it is really good!"
- Anne & Pete Sibley
"Not only are they brilliant musicians, Laura and Kagey are wonderful people whose music is as genuine as their personalities. They have the chops to make it big but more importantly, their sincerity and kindness will vault them to a whole new level in the coming years."
-Bradley Kolodner, WICB, Ithaca NY
"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