The Honey Dewdrops
With Vincent Cross
Back home at 35 Alexander Street (Beczak / SL-CURB)
Saturday May 16th 8:00PM $10 at the door
Soul-Searching Singer-Songwriters, Strummer-lover
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from performance venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. The thirst to explore and document is evident in their growing catalog of releases including Silver Lining (2012), a Top Ten record on Folk and Americana stations. Other releases to date are Live From Folk Alley at Fayetteville Roots Festival (2013), These Old Roots (2010) and If the Sun Will Shine (2009).
With tight harmonies and a musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin, and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, MD their home and it’s where they wrote and recorded their 4th full-length album, Tangled Country (5/2015). The set of songs is raw and engaging with characters and images from kindred people and places. And like their stage performance, these new songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.
With NYC’s Vincent Cross opens the show with his post modern mountain music and rustic Americana songwriting.
“…An excellent songwriter with a golden voice…”
– Prescription Bluegrass: USA
“…powerful and unique vocal…”
– Red Line Roots: USA
Alt. Date: August 8th: Laney Jones and The Spirits and Ryan Hobler
All tickets include free craft beer from series sponsor the award winning Captain Lawrence Brewery
Food for the artists and audience generously donated by series sponsor the Garden Gourmet Market