The Honey Dewdrops are a nationally touring and award winning husband and wife duet who perform fresh, original songs.
"If the Sun Will Shine," their debut record, was released May 2009. Recorded live and mixed in a 1920's barn, the record is meant to pay homage to their live performances - full of the same energy and emotion the Honey Dewdrops bring to the stage. The album is a collection of songs that The Honey Dewdrops have written over the past two years and it features material that comes straight from the heart. There are eleven original tunes - some of which are award winners, and a few of the songs got Laura and Kagey plane tickets to St. Paul, Minnesota where they appeared on A Prairie Home Companion’s "People in their Twenties Talent Show" (and won first place) in March 2008. Additionally, the Dewdrops were selected as finalists in the 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong competition. This is a record capturing "something haunting, melancholic and all-together charming" (Jeff Royer, Fly Magazine).
Here 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
“I have admired the work of the Honey Dewdrops from the first notes I heard. They capture what is best of old time Appalachian music including the tight harmonies and beautiful melancholy tunes.”
- Anne Williams, host of WNRN’s Acoustic Sunrise on 91.9FM
“They’re the hottest thing I've heard in Charlottesville right now…and they're just pure raw talent.”
-Terry Martin, owner and manager of the Outback Lodge in Charlottesville, VA
“The best instruments the pair has to offer—Wortman’s unblemished vocals and Parrish’s long, restless fingers on the fretboard of anything stringed —are finely tuned…”
-Brendan Fitzgerald, C-Ville Weekly