The Honey Dewdrops – Silver Lining

I first came across the music of The Honey Dewdrops through a Reviewshine submission for their album These Old Roots, which I described at the time as “earthy, economical and earnest back porch Appalachian folk“, I’ve being lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of their latest album and my descriptive holds true but this time the finished article is even more enjoyable.

To record their third album, Silver Lining, the husband and wife duo from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish gathered around them some their best friends at an old farm in Catawba and let the rural ambience work it’s magic and imbue the essence of the regions music traditions to create another quality collection of American folk music,  instinctive harmonies are lightly adorned with subtle, complimentary strumming and picking – authentic and true. The duo are joined on the recording by multi-instrumentalist Barry Lawson and Caleb Stine who shared the production duties on the album with Jeff Oehler.

If I was a neighbour I’d be hard pressed not to be popping round to borrow a cup of sugar at every opportunity with a pretext to joining them on the back porch and lowering the tone by attempting to jam with my ham-fisted harmonica playing, lucky for them I reside a few thousand miles a away.

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