Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters

Lyrically driven, the songs of Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band?s old school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Amanda Anne Platt is a storyteller by nature with an incredible band backing her. Performing along Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and guitar, Rick Cooper on bass, and Evan Martin on drums and harmony vocals.

There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Platt?s songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person's life.

Music City Roots? Craig Havighurst writes, ?She?s soothing (even in the hurtin? songs) and sobering (except for the drinkin? songs) and nuanced in a way that I think tops even those rather famous ladies of the moment named Margo and Kacey? I?d be hard pressed to find a finer string of recordings from any band working in the classic country/mountain tradition in these last five years.?

A homegrown entity, the band is critically acclaimed locally, regionally, nationally, as well as overseas. Their prior album Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters [Organic Records 2017] placed #2 (sandwiched between Jason Isbell and Gregg Allman) in their regional radio station WNCW?s year end listeners poll for 2017! The station?s Music Director Martin Anderson said to No Depression, ?Amanda Platt writes songs on par with Lucinda, Isbell, Lauderdale, Hank Sr. In my opinion, anyway.

?This is a band that does everything right,? says Goldmine?s Mike Greenblatt. ?Platt deserves all that might come to her over this, her fifth (and best) album. Backed by pedal steel, electric guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, and vocal harmony, it?s Platt?s show as she writes, sings and co produces. Complete with lyrics of introspection with the kind of words you can chew on long after the album ends, it also works on a lighter level by dint of the fact that it just sounds so damn good. Go as deep as you want. It?s all good, as they say.?

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters received a shout out from Fodor?s Travel Magazine in a write up about the band?s hometown of Asheville, NC, and a couple of years back they were also featured on XPN World Cafe?s Sense of Place series. In 2017, their music also placed into the Americana Music Association Year End Top 100 list of Americana Airplay for the second year in a row!

Tour Dates

05-21-2019Annapolis, MDRams Head On Stage
05-23-2019Alexandria, VABirchmere
05-24-2019Philadelphia, PAWorld Cafe Live
05-25-2019New York, NYLe Poisson Rouge
05-26-2019Fairfield, CTStage One
05-28-2019South Burlington, VTHigher Ground
05-29-2019Portland, MEOne Longfellow Square
05-30-2019Pawling, NYDaryl’s House
06-01-2019Ithaca, NYThe Haunt
06-02-2019Buffalo, NYThe 9th Avenue Ward at Babeville
06-04-2019Pittsburgh, PAClub Cafe
06-05-2019Newport, KYThe Southgate House Revival-Revival Room
06-06-2019St. Louis, MOTwangfest
06-06-2019Marshall, ILHarlan Hall
06-08-2019Worthington, OHNatalie’s
06-09-2019Nelsonville, OH15th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival
06-14-2019Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre
06-15-2019Johnson City, TNThe Down Home
06-19-2019Decatur, GAEddie’s Attic
06-21-2019Asheville, NCThe Grey Eagle
06-22-2019Winston Salem, NCThe Ramkat & Gas Grill
06-23-2019Washington, DCHill Country Live - Washington DC
06-25-2019Fleming, PAMary’s Pink Church
06-26-2019Buffalo, NYSportsmen’s Tavern
06-27-2019Rochester, NYRochester Int’l Jazz Festival
06-28-2019Phoenicia, NYPhoencia United Methodist Church
06-29-2019Hastings on Hudson, NYCommon Ground Coffeehouse
07-13-2019Spartanburg, SCFR8 Yard
07-21-2019Waynesville, NCFolkmoot Festival