Husband-and-wife rootsy duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish — aka The Honey Dewdrops — really come into their own on stellar fourth full-length “Tangled Country.” The Virginia natives have cobbled together an album of 10 uniformly excellent original tunes that showcase their skills as storytellers and first-rate vocalists — and underscores the remarkable personal and professional chemistry they’ve developed over the years.
“I think (the chemistry) comes from spending a lot of time together and knowing the inner workings of each other creatively,” Wortman notes. That familiarity helps make “Tangled Country” one of the year’s more pleasant offerings.
“Same Old” and “Loneliest Song” set the tone for the 46-minute record, and The Honey Dewdrops also deliver on “Horses,” personal favorite “Fair Share Blues,” “Young” and “Guitars.” If you haven’t yet discovered the gentle twang and sweet harmonies of Wortman and Parrish, here’s your chance to remedy that. (Jeffrey Sisk)