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The Honey Dewdrops and Annalivia at the Me and Thee Coffeehouse

Posted by boston.com  October 23, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Liz Simmons:

Folk, string-band, and American Roots enthusiasts alike will be drawn in by this co-bill pairing  of Virginia-based duo the Honey Dewdrops and Boston area’s own Annalivia. The evening will feature original and traditional songs and instrumentals with stunning vocals, finely-crafted songs and stellar musicianship. The concert takes place on Friday, November 15, 8 PM at the Me and Thee Coffeehouse, located at 28 Mugford Street in Marblehead, MA. Tickets are $17 advance, $20 at the door– for more information or to purchase go to www.meandthee.org or call (781) 631-8987.

The Honey Dewdrops are the Virginia-based roots duet of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. With a blend of new Americana and traditional folk music, they create inspired songs that are rooted in the experience and lives of people. The songs they write shine with energy and emotion through intimate performances with a handful of acoustic instruments and tightly layered harmonies. On stage, the Honey Dewdrops focus on dynamically blending the sounds of instruments and voices by singing and playing into a single microphone. There is a high lonesome quality to the way their voices blend that is familiar, yet the mixture is unique. Their music covers the ground between hand crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. In their own way, the duo fills up a room with sound and feeling that lingers long after the show is over. visit www.thehoneydewdrops.com

Annalivia draws from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music. Annalivia– Liz Simmons on vocals and guitar, and Flynn Cohen on vocals, mandolin and guitar– are masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with each member’s fine compositional skills and arranging chops makes for rich and dynamic music which sounds rooted yet contemporary. The members of Annalivia are seasoned musicians and have toured with such luminaries as Cathie Ryan, Ruth Moody, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, and Adrienne Young, among others. Visit www.annaliviamusic.com.

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