Honey Dewdrops

Saturday, April 6, 2019,
7:30 p.m





About Honey Dewdrops

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Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating a decade 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 a musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo,  mandolin and guitar, 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 two 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 in 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 make you rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down. 

The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with a winter tour in the U.K. and the release of their 5th full-length album, Anyone Can See, out March 1st.


“Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. ” – SING OUT!

“The Honey Dewdrops prove that the magic of their artistry is in their ability to impart a sense of compassion in listeners while delivering meaningful messages with a purity that’s so rare to encounter.” – Cillea Houghton, No Depression

“… with Anyone Can See, the Americana duo have honed-in their sound with a broad-set intimacy that fills a small listening room as well as the distance they’ve traveled thus far.” – Jonathan Frahm, PopMatters

“Just one of the highlights from the outstanding Tangled Country, a collection of often sad but still hopeful songs, ‘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.” – FREDDY JENKINS, FOR NPR MUSIC’S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2015

White Privilege Conference

A White Privilege Conference will be held in Cedar Rapids March 20-23, 2019. In it’s 20th year the White Privilege Conference has become a venue for fostering difficult dialogues around white supremacy, white privilege, diversity, and multicultural education and leadership, social and economic justice, and the intersecting systems of privilege and oppression. The WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily like while gaining strategies for advancing social and economic justice. For more information go to, www.whiteprivilegeconfer

Music Workshop

Saul Nache, the Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, Invites all UUs to a CHORAL CLINIC Saturday, March 23, (time TBA), presented by Jason Shelton.  On Sunday, you are also invited to a SERVICE, and PERFORMANCE of a piece by Jason called Suite Progress.  Jason is a UU known for his work in SINGING THE JOURNEY, including “Answering the Call of Love”, “Fire of Commitment”, and “Morning Has Come”.  Contact the UU church of Quad Cities if interested (office@uucqc.org).

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