The world is finally recognizing what we in Baltimore have known for a long time. The Honey Dewdrops, with their lush vocal harmonies, are a root duo worth paying attention to. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. 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 leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.
The Bottom Rung open the night with their reworking the tunes of Canadian songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. The 5-piece band is a new collaboration by Nicholas Sjostrom on drums, Caleb Stine on electric guitar, Lance Prince on acoustic guitar, Kagey Parrish on bass and Laura Wortman on electric guitar.
THU FEB 28 | 8PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)