Annalivia and The Honey Dewdrops at the me and thee coffeehouse
"With a wealth of individual talent on displayand so much to absorb, there is no doubt that[Annalivia] will be listened to again andagain." - Irish Music Magazine
"Beautiful vocal tones and masterful stringwork..." - Cover Lay Down
Annalivia is American 'roots and branches' at its finest drawing from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music. Annalivia Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen are masterful players and singers, and have long histories with traditional music ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with their stellar compositional skills and cutting edge arranging chops, makes for music which sounds rooted yet contemporary. Folk and string-band enthusiasts alike will be drawn in by the expert vocals and songwriting, excellent musicianship, and innovative approach. Flynn and Liz are seasoned musicians and have toured and performed with the likes of Ruth Moody, Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy and Adrienne Young, among others. Annalivia's latest release The Same Way Down captures the band's innate connection with American roots music. The album features traditional songs and fiddle tunes alongside stunning original pieces, presented with the Annalivia's unique style and inspired arranging sensibilities. This album debuted at #7 on the international folk DJ charts, with False Sir John reaching the #1 played song on folk radio worldwide, and the band #1 played artist in the Massachusetts RMR.
The Honey Dewdrops:
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. Their sound is transcendent; they write all their own songs and yet no one could ever peg them as just another singer-songwriter couple, not when they've embedded a sparse Appalachian clarity on every track that is accessible to listeners everywhere. 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 ddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. In their own way, the duo lls up a room with sound and feeling that lingers long after the show is over.
For their third album, Silver Lining, the Honey Dewdrops set up shop on an old farm in Catawba, Virginia, atop a hill that looks east to Roanoke, and invited their best friends over to help tune guitars, craft songs, cook savory meals, keep the creativity flowing, make hot tea, and uncork the wine. The result is a remarkably intimate recording that sounds so much larger than the two people at the center of the music. Beautiful harmonies flow together effortlessly, as quick as a second thought, and the acoustic instruments drift along the back roads of the music, between hills clouded with wood smoke. It's music made in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beholden not to ancient traditions, but to the spirit of the hills, to the handmade, community music that came before.
During the past four years of touring full-time and playing for audiences across America, The Honey Dewdrops' down-to-earth, real-life approach to music has touched audiences broadly and brought them to high prole stages such as A Prairie Home Companion and gained them Folk Radio notoriety with two #1 albums.
me and thee coffeehouse (View)
28 Mugford St
Marblehead, MA 01945
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