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Mountain music to fill library
Performance set for Tuesday
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The Honey Dewdrops will perform at the Forsyth County Public Librarys Sharon Forks branch at 7 p.m. Tuesday. - photo by For the Forsyth County News


The sounds of Southern mountain music are coming to south Forsyth.

The Honey Dewdrops, a folk group from Virginia, will give a free performance Tuesday at the Sharon Forks library.

Laura Wortman and husband Kagey Parrish each play guitar and sing, forming one of a long-standing tradition of duos in their families.

Wortman described their style as “based around harmony singing and tight instrumentation.”

Though a library may not bring concerts to mind, Wortman said the Dewdrops have been playing in those venues on weekdays to fill out their tour schedule.

She loves the intimate nature of playing with an audience in such a close and quiet setting.

“For our kind of music, it’s a really fantastic atmosphere,” she said. “Because you have a very attentive audience, we can sort of dive into what our songwriting is about.”

Wortman and Parrish have been playing together for about eight years and began touring full time as the Honey Dewdrops about two years ago.

The name comes from some Southern mountain references, as well as a play on the “honey-do list.”

The Dewdrops’ show will mark the second musical performance for the Sharon Forks library.

In February, Noteworthy Duo, a Spanish flute and guitar group, became the first to do a show, which branch manager Mendy Gunter said was “extremely well attended.”

“There were so many people here who were very enthusiastic to have a musical experience,” Gunter said.

“They say that we get so few talented classical guitarists and musicians who come to the area. They usually have to travel to Atlanta.”

Since the first music show, Gunter said she’s been keeping an eye out for other performer possibilities.

Bringing in musical groups fits in with the library’s aim to provide culturally enriching programs, Gunter said.

She’s excited about seeing the Dewdrops, whom she’s been following on the Web since discovering them.

“We’ve already been receiving a lot of enthusiastic feedback from our patrons,” Gunter said. “I expect this to be another very well-attended program.

“I would encourage people to arrive a little bit early to make sure they get a seat.”