The Honey Dewdrops bring traditional music to Altadena
By John Sollenberger 03/23/2012
The folk duo The Honey Dewdrops hails from the home of traditional American music, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Charlottesville, Va. Friday night, they bring their sweet sounds to Coffee Gallery Backstage.
The pair, consisting of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, is known for putting on an energetic show with an enthusiasm that’s contagious. They’re masters at folk and old, country music, not surprising given where they come from. Parrish and Wortman have been touring the country for more than four years now, winning audiences with their high lonesome, harmonious duet vocal style and virtuoso musicianship.
The Honey Dewdrops get the message out by accompanying themselves on traditional instruments, including acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin, and they’re successful enough with it to have earned spots on Garrison Keillor’s radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.” Along the way, they’ve shared stages with notables of the genre, including Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Gauthier and the Matt Flinner Trio. They’ve released two albums so far, and are scheduled to release their third, “Silver Lining,” this spring. Check them out at thehoneydewdrops.com.