These Old Roots
Singing, Writing, Traveling…
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish make their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The couple has been playing music in some capacity for over 15 years, but honed in on their natural duet abilities 7 years ago when they met for the first time in college. It was their love of folk music that brought them together and has since taken them out on the road to tour fulltime as the award-winning duet they are today.
Writing and singing in the veins of folk and old country music, the Dewdrops entwine harmony singing with tight instrumentation and craft songs that are simple and fine-tuned. Theirs are new songs from the southern mountains that ring with originality.
After their appearance and first place win on a 2008 talent show broadcast of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, the Dewdrops began their careers as songwriters and have since released two critically acclaimed albums, “If the Sun Will Shine” (2009) and “These Old Roots” (2010) both of which have charted at the #1 and #2 positions on the Folk DJ-L Charts for 2010.
-Text from www.thehoneydewdrops.com.
The Honey Dewdrops visited the Garfield County Libraries in the Summer of 2011. Their talents were immediately apparent, and the audience was captivated from moment one. I was glad to have gotten the chance to see them in person, and I think that same feeling was shared by the rest of the crowd. Check out their harmonies on this CD or their other CD, "If the Sun Will Shine", which are both owned by the libraries.
*UPDATE* The Honey Dewdrops will be back this summer! Check out our July calendar for more information.
-- by Emily H.