Singing, Writing, Traveling…
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish make their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The couple has been playing music in some capacity for over 15 years, but honed in on their natural duet abilities 7 years ago when they met for the first time in college. It was their love of folk music that brought them together and has since taken them out on the road to tour fulltime as the award-winning duet they are today.
Writing and singing in the veins of folk and old country music, the Dewdrops entwine harmony singing with tight instrumentation and craft songs that are simple and fine-tuned. Theirs are new songs from the southern mountains that ring with originality.
After their appearance and first place win on a 2008 talent show broadcast of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, the Dewdrops began their careers as songwriters and have since released two critically acclaimed albums, “If the Sun Will Shine” (2009) and “These Old Roots” (2010) both of which have charted at the #1 and #2 positions on the Folk DJ-L Charts for 2010.
And On Occasion…
When the Dewdrops play in or around Virginia, the duet occasionally becomes a “truet”, with Barry Lawson accompanying on bass and mandolin. Barry is an accomplished instrumentalist and composer, and when he’s not teaching computer science at the University of Richmond or playing frisbee with his chocolate lab Lilly, he is a perfect balance to that “truet” harmony style of singing and playing.
Originally from Coeburn in the hills of far southwestern Virginia, Doc Lawson not only contributes his talents to the signature sound of the Honey Dewdrops, but was also the officiant for Laura’s and Kagey’s marriage ceremony.