March 13, 2010
In March 2008, the Honey Dewdrops appeared and won first place on A Prairie Home Companion’s “People in their Twenties Talent Show.” Additionally, the Dewdrops were selected as finalists in the 2009 Mountain Stage New Song competition and took second place in the 31st Annual Eddie’s Attic Open Mic Shootout.
“If the Sun Will Shine,” their debut record, was released in 2009. Recorded live and mixed in a 1920’s barn, the record is meant to pay homage to their live performances – full of the same energy and emotion the Honey Dewdrops bring to the stage. The album is a collection songs that the Honey Dewdrops have written over the past two years and features 11 original tunes – some of which are award winners.
This is a record capturing “something haunting, melancholic and all-together charming.
– Jeff Royer, Fly Magazine
Here is what folks are saying about the Honey Dewdrops:
When you listen to the Honey Dewdrops, you can’t just listen to one song – you just want more, more, more. Their gentle spirits come with powerful voices while the instruments have voices of their own. This is fresh, homegrown music but deeply rooted in tradition and most importantly it is really good!
– Anne & Pete Sibley
I have admired the work of the Honey Dewdrops from the first notes I heard. They capture what is best of old time Appalachian music including the tight harmonies and beautiful melancholy tunes.
– Anne Williams, host of WNRN’s Acoustic Sunrise on 91.9FM
They’re the hottest thing I’ve heard in Charlottesville right now…and they’re just pure raw talent.
– Terry Martin, owner and manager of the Outback Lodge in Charlottesville, VA