Saturday 2nd February 2019
The Carlile Institute
Known on the American roots music scene for their top-notch songwriting, The Honey Dewdrops treat listeners to a raft of memorable, beautifully performed songs, with gorgeous vocal harmonies and a versatile musical set-up that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin, harmonica and acoustic guitars. Although undeniably steeped in bluegrass and old-time country, The Honey Dewdrops encompass both traditional and modern in their sound. Hailing from Virginia, Laura Wortman and Kagey (pronounced keggy) Parrish are now based in Baltimore and have been touring full time for almost ten years. Early 2019 will see The Honey Dewdrops embark on their first UK tour, including their debut appearance at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
“Just one of the highlights from an outstanding album, the song Same Old mines some of the territory of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with lilting banjo, gorgeous harmonies and tasteful pedal steel, and exemplifies this duo’s simple yet beautiful music.” —NPR Music
We first heard of The Honey Dewdrops via the fantastic band Front Country, who cover one of the duo’s songs and are old friends of theirs. When we finally saw the Dewdrops in concert they were just as marvellous as expected, and we can’t wait to bring them to Meltham for a gig at The Carlile Institute.
As well as hosting our own gig in Huddersfield, True North Music is proud to have booked the entire UK tour. Sheffield fans – please note that The Honey Dewdrops will also be performing at Café #9 in Nether Edge on Sunday 3rd February.