Smart bets: The Honey Dewdrops

The Honey Dewdrops’ latest album, Tangled Country, flows easily with simple roots instrumentation underscoring humble vocals by Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, who trade lead melodies and harmonies across songs. Though their backing music sounds are steeped in the heat of the South, the couple modernize the lyrical woes that typically come packaged with slow strums and the wilting notes of a pedal steel. Parrish sings: “All my friends are hitched and having kids / we don’t light up the late nights like we did / so I get stoned alone in the flat screen’s light / with a hi-def Andy Griffith who don’t look right.” Catch the Baltimore-based, microphone-sharing duo at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. $10. isisasheville.com. Photo by Trisha Bunce

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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