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The Honey Dewdrops

March 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

$20 – $25

In the summer of 2014, after a long stretch of living on the road, performing and writing across the U.S., long-time Virginia natives and Americana songwriters and Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, collectively known as THE HONEY DEWDROPS, decided to settle down in Baltimore, MD. “Touring is like collecting images of landscapes, sounds of voices, contents of stories, moods of places and environments,” muses Laura. “All of that can be useful. It tells you something about human nature, about how the world works, little by little.” And so the couple took their experiences on the road, and dug in to write and record their fourth album, TANGLED COUNTRY, in their new home. 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 unmistakable. Each share vocals and guitars, augmented by Parrish’s mandolin and Wortman’s work on banjo and harmonica. “I think it comes from spending a lot of time together and knowing the inner workings of each other creatively,” says Laura. And while comparisons to the music of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings are inevitable here, that’s because there’s something to this marriage of matrimony and music. Wortman and Parrish’s musical chemistry is so vivid that it’s not surprising to learn that their live performances are often described as “mesmerizing,” “evocative,” and “genuine.” This is plainly evident as the duo weave dynamics and harmonies from one song to another, proving that The Honey Dewdrops bear the mark of musical maturity – in performance, arrangement, and songwriting.

Wortman and Parrish perform as if the most honorable thing to be is honest in themselves. As stewards of the Americana tradition, they have seen the world, grown a little older and, now, finally come home.

“…songwriting that strives to honor the simplicity of it’s forebears.”- UTNE MONTHLY READER

“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

“The Dewdrops have something unique and oftimes mesmerizing recommending them in their plaintiveharmonies, easygoing rhythms, evocative arrangements, well-crafted original songs, and a genuine approach…” — DAVID MCGEE, THE BLUEGRASS SPECIAL

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The American Legion Post 160 is supporting the Acoustics at Oak’s End concert program! Just off Concord RD west of Atanta RD intersection, the Legion hall has ample and convenient parking. The large bar is well-stocked at very affordable prices, the kitchen has an academy trained chef, features a tempting bar menu as well as complete dinners, and there is plenty of table seating for shows. Enjoy a great, complete evening out while supporting the live arts as well our veterans! $20/$25 at the door.

For required RSVP, go to RSVP page at: www.oaksend.com/rsvp.htm or email Gregg at: acoustics@oaksend.com; 770-971-6696 (h). Venue info at: www.oaksend.com.

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Date:
March 13, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$20 – $25
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Website:
http://www.oaksend.com/honeydewdrops.htm

Venue

American Legion Post 160 bar
160 Legion Dr SE
Symrna, GA 30080 United States

Organizer

Gregg Averett
Phone:
770-971-6696
Email:
acoustics@oaksend.com
Website:
http://www.oaksend.com/