Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman are a married couple and musical duo. As The Honey Dewdrops, the pair is a genuine roots-folk sensation, with guitars, banjo and mandolin accompanying Wortman's beautiful mezzo-soprano and Parrish's glorious harmonies. A new record, Tangled Country, finds them on the road again after a sustained period of relative constancy. Parrish was kind enough to provide answers to a few questions posed by The Beat in advance of the Dewdrops' Friday, Sept. 4, show at Natalie's.
Lotus Crush, Rusted Root, Talib Kewli, Slightly Stoopid, Here Come the Mummies make up this week's Fab Five.
Some tidbits on Columbus' art scene.
It's like reading the paper, without the actual paper
The Beat Archive
Galway, Ireland, quartet We Banjo 3 offers a blend of traditional Irish music with bluegrass/Americana that has been described as Celt-grass. The virtuoso performers are an act on the rise, putting on a show full of high-caliber musicianship that's loads of fun to boot. The Dublin Irish Festival is just one of a host of festival gigs the band is playing in the U.S. this summer.
William King and his classmates at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, formed a band for that noblest of causes.
It started with a song Amy Black wrote for her father and led to what the singer-songwriter called "an awakening."
For someone who is a modern blues master, Jonny Lang is pretty darn happy.
The weather is heating up and so is the outdoor summer concert season. This coming weekend is a big one, with the options including Gahanna's Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, the opening weekend of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops and the Buckeye Country Superfest at Ohio Stadium.
Just because Colin Hay does "what I like" and has "no boss" doesn't mean he's not a man at work.
If Mike Mains keeps it up, he won't get to keep doing one of his favorite things.
Soprano Camille Zamora will phone in half of her performances with Opera Columbus next week.
Cirque du Soleil's Kooza
When Cirque du Soleil performer Jimmy Ibarra was asked by The Beat how he came to be an acrobat on the apparatus called the Wheel of Death, his first answer was, "it was crazy."
When a new exhibit opens at Art Access Gallery, 540 S. Drexel Ave., next month, visitors will encounter a distinctive voice.
Forget the brushes: Dennis Velco doesn't use them.