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The Honey Dewdrops – "For One More"

"For One More" is from the album "Anyone Can See" by The Honey Dewdrops. This video was filmed in 2018 at the Fayetteville Roots Festival's Headquarters by Red Barn Studio.

The Honey Dewdrops "One Kind Word" Live at KDHX 8/24/17

The Honey Dewdrops perform their original song "One Kind Word" live at The Stage at KDHX in St. Louis, August 24, 2017. Audio by Joshua Melvin. Video by Ben Manhanke.

The Honey Dewdrops "Same Old"

The Honey Dewdrops performing their original song "Same Old" at Music City Roots Live From The Factory in Franklin, TN on 7/13/16.

Folk Alley Sessions: The Honey Dewdrops - "No More Trouble"

The Honey Dewdrops perform "No More Trouble" Live from the Fayetteville Roots Festival - August, 2013.

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About The Honey Dewdrops

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Americana duo, The Honey Dewdrops, are Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. Having toured together for ten years, they have long felt the push and pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia and their current home in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in the sound of their harmony-soaked songs, blended with the tones of guitar, banjo, and mandolin. It is also in the group's songwriting, which reflects the beautiful and hard realities of today. The Honey Dewdrops have released six... more

Anyone Can See (2019)

Anyone Can See, the 6th album from Baltimore Roots-duo The Honey Dewdrops, is a testament to the decade of touring and performing that Laura and Kagey have undergone since their humble beginnings in a small-town Virginia coffeeshop. This album sees the duo returning to its origins in putting together a sonic space of their live performances with two voices and two instruments, similar to 2009’s If the Sun Will Shine and 2010’s These Old Roots. At the helm as co-producer, engineer and mixer is Nicholas Sjostrom (who also worked on 2015’s Tangled Country), capturing in detail, the lush vocals and instrumental play that has come to define The Honey Dewdrops’ sound. At its core, Anyone Can See is a snapshot of living in a time and place that is patterned with disconnection, but also reveals humanity, vulnerability, and the existence of grace.

Credits:

Produced by Nicholas Sjostrom, Kagey Parrish & Laura Wortman
Mixed and Engineered by Nicholas Sjostrom
Mastered by Anna Frick, Airshow Mastering
Album artwork and design by Scott Dennison
Recorded live at Clean Cuts Studio in Baltimore, MD July/August 2018

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2018 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI
Except "Ramblin' Man," written by Hank Williams © ℗ SONY/ATV ACUFF ROSE MUSIC

Track List:

  1. More Than You Should Say

  2. Rainy Windows

  3. Welcome To The Club

  4. Going Rate

  5. For One More

  6. Ecola

  7. Still Life

  8. Ramblin’ Man

  9. Easy

  • More Than You Should Say

    Track 1 on Anyone Can See. A song dedicated to those with the ability to share their vulnerability.
  • Welcome to the Club

    Track 3 on Anyone Can See, this song was inspired by the changing neighborhood of Hampden in Baltimore City and how in a world of turmoil, we all have/need various coping mechanisms to get through the hard times.
  • Going Rate

    Track 5 on Anyone Can See, "Going Rate" was born out of the tumultuous time in Baltimore surrounding the protests after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in 2015.
  • Ecola

    Pronounced Echo-la, this is a banjo/guitar instrumental painting a picture of the Oregon coast landscape. Ecola is a state park in Oregon.

Tangled Country (2015)

Written, recorded, mastered and designed in Baltimore, MD- Tangled Country is the 4th studio album from roots duo, The Honey Dewdrops. Produced by Nicholas Sjostrom and featuring Baltimore musicians Dave Hadley on pedal steel, E.J. Shaull-Thompson on drums and the producer himself on bass and piano, these 10 original songs are the culmination of 3 years of constant touring, moving away from a home and settling down in another, healing from a hand injury and navigating the ups and downs of "tangled country and foreign ground."

Credits:

Produced by Nicholas Sjostrom
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Nicholas Sjostrom
Recorded at Clean Cuts Studio in Baltimore, MD
Album Design by Scott Dennison

KAGEY PARRISH- Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
LAURA WORTMAN- Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica
NICHOLAS SJOSTROM- Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer Piano
DAVE HADLEY- Pedal Steel
E.J. SHAULL-THOMPSON- Drums

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2015 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI

Track List:

  1. Same Old

  2. Loneliest Songs

  3. Lowlands

  4. Horses

  5. Fair Share Blues

  6. Hold Love

  7. Young

  8. Numb

  9. Guitars

  10. Remington

  • Same Old

    Track 1 from "Tangled Country." This song was written about how we get stuck in routines and crave change.
  • Horses

    "Horses" was initially inspired by the book title "Half-broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls. The message is for all of us to embrace our unique selves.
  • Young

    "Young" is an ode to the shifts that occur as we get older where paths change from those of our peers.
  • Remington

    A banjo/guitar/piano instrumental inspired by the soundscape of the Remington neighborhood in Baltimore- its loud moments turned to beautifully quiet moments.

Live From Folk Alley at Fayetteville Roots Festival (2014)

This EP is the Honey Dewdrops’ first live release and features 6 songs recorded by FolkAlley.com during the duo’s set at the 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival including Ola Belle Reed’s “I’ve Endured” and a brand new tune, “Fair Share Blues.”

Plus two tracks recorded live in the studio, a cover of Lennon/McCartney’s “Across The Universe” and another new song, “Back Room” (co-written with Bryan Hembree of Smokey & The Mirror).

Credits:

LAURA WORTMAN: Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica
KAGEY PARRISH: Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin

Tracks 1-6 recorded live at Fayetteville Roots Festival, August 2013. Produced by Linda Fahey & Beehive Productions for Folk Alley.

Tracks 7 & 8 recorded live in Saranac Lake, NY, June & December 2013. Produced by Beehive Productions & The Honey Dewdrops.

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2014 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI

Except “I’ve Endured” written by Ola Belle Reed and David Reed / Midstream Music, BMI.
“Across the Universe” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney / Sony / ATV Music Publishing, LLC.
“Back Room” written by Bryan Hembree (BMI) & The Honey Dewdrops (BMI)

Track List:

  1. No More Trouble

  2. Fair Share Blues

  3. Don’t Leave Me Here

  4. I’ve Endured

  5. It’s Hard to Pray

  6. Let Me Sing

  7. Across the Universe

  8. Back Room

Silver Lining (2012)

For Silver Lining, the third album from The Honey Dewdrops (released June, 2012), Laura and Kagey set up shop on an old farm in Catawba, VA and invited their friends over to help tune guitars, craft songs, keep the creativity flowing, and uncork the wine. The result is a remarkably intense recording that sounds much larger than the two people at the center of the music. Beautiful harmonies flow together effortlessly, as quick as a second thought, and the acoustic instruments drift along the back roads of the music, between hills clouded with wood smoke. It’s music made in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beholden not to ancient tradition, but to the spirit of the hills, to the handmade, community music that came before.

Credits:

Produced by Jeff Oehler,
Caleb Stine & The Honey Dewdrops

Engineered & mixed by Jeff Oehler

Mastered by Nicholas Sjostrom in Baltimore, MD

Recorded in Catawba, VA and Saranac Lake, NY

Photography by Jack Looney

Album Design by Susan Bibeau

KAGEY PARRISH - Vocals, Guitar
LAURA WORTMAN - Vocals, Banjo, Guitar
BARRY LAWSON - Bass, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin
CALEB STINE - Guitar on “Happiness”

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2012 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI

Except “Bright Morning Stars”- Traditional

This recording was made entirely with microphones from Peluso Microphone Lab in Willis, VA.

Track List:

  1. One Kind Word

  2. Hills of My Home

  3. No More Trouble

  4. Let Me Sing

  5. Catawba

  6. Silver Lining

  7. Happiness

  8. Together Tied

  9. It’s Hard To Pray

  10. Somerset

  11. Bright Morning Stars

These Old Roots (2010)

The Honey Dewdrops' second album, These Old Roots, may have been released in the fall of 2010, but from the sound of it, it could have been made 70 years earlier. Well, not quite. Sound fidelity wasn't nearly this good then. But Charlottesville, VA husband-and-wife team Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman made a point of recording the old-fashioned way: tracking their guitars and Parrish's mandolin, as well as their vocals, in complete performances in the studio and issuing them that way, virtually without edits or overdubs. It's an appropriate approach given the style of music, which is old-timey mountain music sung with country harmonies and played in fingerpicking style. The great surprise is that almost all the songs are newly written originals by Parrish and Wortman; only "Can't Get a Letter from Home" is credited as "Traditional from the singing of Addie Graham from Magoffin County, Kentucky." Wortman, singing lead, personifies jilted and faithful lovers and Parrish chimes in here and there, while holding down the instrumental accompaniment with his sure-handed runs on guitar and mandolin. The Honey Dewdrops are trying to evoke a type of music that came down the mountain a long time ago as if it came down last week, and they largely succeed.
-AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

Credits:

Recorded live in Richmond, VA
Mixed, engineered and mastered by Kagey Parrish

LAURA WORTMAN - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar on "Can't Get a Letter from Home" and "That Good Old Way"
KAGEY PARRISH - Harmony Vocals, Lead Guitar, Mandolin
BARRY LAWSON - Bass on "That Good Old Way"

Album Design by Sherry Imswiler
Flourishes by Tristan Benedict-Hall
Cover photo by Gary Alter

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2010 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI
Except “Can’t Get a Letter From Home”-Traditional, learned from the singing of Addie Graham from Magoffin County, Kentucky

Track List:

  1. Amaranth

  2. The Test of Time

  3. Nobody in this World

  4. Goodbye and Farewell

  5. Can’t Get a Letter From Home

  6. Sweet Heaven

  7. Waiting on You

  8. Only You Can Know

  9. Way Back When

  10. That Good Old Way

If the Sun Will Shine (2009)

If the Sun Will Shine, the debut record from The Honey Dewdrops, was released May 2009. Recorded live and mixed in a 1920's barn, the album pays homage to their live performances - full of the same energy and emotion Laura and Kagey bring to the stage. If the Sun Will Shine is made up of a collection of songs The Honey Dewdrops wrote over two years while still teaching in the Virginia public school system. There are eleven original tunes - some of which are award winners and landed Laura and Kagey plane tickets to St. Paul, Minnesota where they appeared on A Prairie Home Companion’s "People in their Twenties Talent Show" (and won first place) in March 2008. This is a record capturing "something haunting, melancholic and all-together charming" (Jeff Royer, Fly Magazine).

Credits:

Recorded live, engineered and mixed by Kagey Parrish
Mastered by Abel Okugawa at Monkeyclaus Studio in Nelson County, Virginia
Artwork by J.J. Eisfelder
Album Design by Sherry Imswiler

All songs written by Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman © ℗ 2009 The Honey Dewdrops, BMI

Track List:

  1. Bluest Blue Eyes

  2. Don’t Leave Me Here

  3. Wandering Boy

  4. Stomping Ground

  5. 1918

  6. How We Used to Be

  7. Nowhere to Stand

  8. Without Tears

  9. Fly Away Free

  10. When Was the War

  11. Petals

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