Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from 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. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. 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 a year and a half of living on the road, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, MD home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country (May 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.
“The Dewdrops have something unique and oftimes mesmerizing recommending them in their plaintive harmonies, easygoing rhythms, evocative arrangements, well-crafted original songs, and a genuine approach.” - David Mcgee, The Bluegrass Special
“Pitch-perfect glorious harmonies, rock-solid runs on guitar/mandolin, affable stage charisma; they were quite the package.” - Devon Leger, No Depression
“Silver Lining has emerged as a silky-smooth collection of original songs that take the listener on a pleasant ramble through the Blue Ridge Mountains of their home, while maintaining a healthy streak of modern sensibility.” - FiddleFreak
"Songwriting that strives to honor the simplicity of its forebears."- Utne Monthly Reader
“Following the well-laid tracks of contemporary Appalachian revivalists like Carolina Chocolate Drops and the everybodyfields, The Honey Dewdrops emerge with a gem of a record.” – Kim Ruehl, FolkAlley.com
"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