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Baltimore folk and roots couple the Honey Dewdrops perform in Hawley on Aug. 5

Baltimore folk and roots couple the Honey Dewdrops perform in Hawley on Aug. 5
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From a press release:

The Honey Dewdrops will bring their unique blend of folk and roots music to Hawley on Friday, Aug. 5 for an 8 p.m. show by Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill.

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America; stretches of rolling, infinite roadway; and a lot of songs. They also share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. The thirst to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release “Silver Lining,” a Top 10 record on national folk and Americana stations.

With tight harmonies and a 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 spending the better part of 2013 and 2014 living on the road, Wortman and Parrish now call Baltimore, Maryland home, where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, “Tangled Country,” released in the spring of 2015. The set of songs is raw and engaging, with characters and images from kindred people and places. And like their stage performance, these new songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.

“On every song, love shines through,” Baltimore Magazine wrote, with “gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing,” Sing Out Magazine praised. Acoustic Guitar Magazine said that their “handcrafted sound [centers] on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.”

Harmony Presents concerts take place in the historic Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill, located on the ground floor (8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley), and shows start at 8 p.m. and end around 10 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.

Tickets, which are $19-$22, can be purchased online at or in person at AMSkier Insurance (209 Main Ave., Hawley) during regular business hours and on Saturdays between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cocoon Coffee House caters snacks, coffee, wine, and beer on site prior to the shows and during intermission.

Harmony Presents is sponsored by Bold Gold Media. For further questions or help getting tickets, call 570-588-8077.