THE HONEY DEWDROPS with WILL STRAUGHAN Friday March 22nd at 8pm

Photo by Michael Patrick O’Leary
TICKETS:
$12 in advance
$15 at the door

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating a decade of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an 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.

After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down. 

The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with a winter tour in the U.K. and the release of their 5th full-length album, Anyone Can See, out March 1st.   http://www.thehoneydewdrops.com

"Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. " - SING OUT!
"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

Will Straughan is best known as a dobro and guitar player, singer and songwriter with the popular band Red June. Fans of the group are familiar with the his powerful instrumental style and vocal authority, but he also has a sizable repertoire of original songs that he performs outside of the Red June format. His music is rooted in Appalachian tradition but delivered with modern awareness.

  

"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