Honey Dewdrops at Mast Farm Inn

Article Published: May. 12, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Honey Dewdrops at Mast Farm Inn

The Honey Dewdrops perform at Valle Crucis's Mast Farm Inn May 16.

Photo by Meredith Montague

The Mast Farm Inn's about to get sweeter.

The Honey Dewdrops hit the High Country Monday, May 16, bringing their homegrown folk sound to the Valle Crucis.

Composed of husband and wife Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman, the Charlottesvilla, Va., duo has been performing together for seven years, since they first met in college.

And it's obvious in their playing. Blending their natural familiarity with harmony, original music and keen instrumentation (both are multi-instrumentalists), the Dewdrops' specialize in folk and bluegrass, with a friendly helping of classic country.

The band promises "deep-rooted harmonies and honest melodies," and Parish and Wortman deliver, their music ranging from upbeat to sweet to melancholy, and all notes in between.

Their musicianship caught the attention of Garrison Keillor in 2008, when they won first place on an "A Prairie Home Companion" talent show broadcast.

They've since released two folk chart-topping albums, 2009's "If the Sun Will Shine" and 2010's "These Old Roots."

Bluegrass Unlimited compared the duo to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, also noting, "Their talent is such that it's quite possible that a new band recording in the year 2020 might cite The Honey Dewdrops as a prime influence."

Folks can hear for themselves on Monday, May 16, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Mast Farm Inn, located at 2543 Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis. Tickets cost $25, with all soft drinks, beer and wine included.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required. To reserve a seat, or for more information, call (828) 963-5857 or visit http://www.mastfarminn.com. To give the Honey Dewdrops a listen, visit http://www.thehoneydewdrops.com or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thehoneydewdrops.

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