Lonny Finley


mandolin, bass,

Irish bodhran

Sam Jones

Dew-Drop Emeritus

August 5, 1953 ~ August 12, 2016

Johnson City, TN

Based in east Tennessee and western North Carolina, Thistle Dew is a vocal collaboration dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the two forms of "roots" music which are nearest and dearest to our hearts -- Celtic  and Appalachian. By blending the best of both we've created something new and unique: "Celtalachian" Music.
The Dew Drops have often been told that our harmonies are magical, and all we have to say about that is 
"This'll Do!"


Laura Laughridge
Lead and harmony vocals, mountain dulcimer, Irish bodhran and flat-foot percussion.

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Ellie Hjemmet

Founding Dew Drop

Retired November 2015

Roan Mountain, TN

Rhodyjane Meadows
Lead and harmony vocals, Appalachian autoharp, Celtic harp,

guitar, mountain dulcimer, 
clawhammer banjer,  doghouse bass.