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Virginia duo to perform at cultural center

Virginia married duo the Honey Dewdrops will perform at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The Honey Dewdrops are Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, an award-winning duet that makes music and a living on the road, playing more than 140 shows each year traveling from coast to coast. The Honey Dewdrops logged 35,000 miles in 2010 touring nationally and playing festivals, folk clubs, arts centers, churches and house concerts.

On stage, the Dewdrops play a repertoire of original folk songs that bend an ear to American traditional and roots music. They sing harmonies that bring to mind steep mountains and deep hollows, and accompany each other with guitar, banjo and mandolin.

"Our songs are about the human experience and we try to write and perform in that spirit - it's an expression of life, songs that people can see themselves in," Wortman said.

Wortman and Parrish gained national recognition with award-winning performances on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion in 2008 and were finalists in Mountain Stage's New Song Contest in 2009. Their new record, "These Old Roots," was the No. 1 album on the Folk DJ Charts for October and November 2010.

The Dewdrops will appear at the NY Mills Regional Cultural Center for an evening of duet singing featuring original songs and their signature harmonies. Tickets are $12.