SPOTLIGHT: Watch The Honey Dewdrops Perform “For One More”
Like any good folk musicians, Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman of The Honey Dewdrops are keen observers of the world around them. While their songs tend toward a timelessness that is broader than current political issues, their latest album, this month’s Anyone Can See, includes a few songs that do capture this moment in history.
We’re sharing a video for one such song — “For One More” — below. It shares a simple message of welcome and unity at a time when those sentiments provoke fear and anger in some Americans, including lawmakers who have banned or want to ban people from other nations from entering ours. The lyrics put it in a personal perspective — welcoming a stranger under your own roof, literally or metaphorically:
There’s always room at the table
There’s always a chair sitting ready and able
There’s always a place
There’s always a cup
Always something good to fill em up
For one more.
“It’s just hard not to go there. And I also feel like there is a danger of not saying things,” Parrish told me in a recent interview. He said he’s “nervous” about this time in history, “and certainly I want to deal with that in the best way possible, but that kind of thing is just on my mind, and I feel like it’s worth talking about.”