The Honeycutters

From The Honeycutters

The Honeycutters

Asheville, NC

For Fans Of

Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Natalie Merchant, Neil Young, Iris Dement

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The Honeycutters are, at the heart, the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and lead guitarist/ producer Peter James. While their sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Platt and James produce a refreshingly unique blend of Americana music that is comfortingly familiar while being entirely original. Like so many of country music’s great duos, Platt and James have a musical chemistry that can be felt throughout the songs they play, from the sounds of their guitars to their vocal harmonies. Perhaps this is why they are frequently mentioned along with the movement to “take country music back to its roots.” Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums round out Platt’s songs and create a sound that carries just as well across the bar room as it does in a church or a music hall. What the Press is saying about The Honeycutters: “I can see a day when her name is mentioned alongside Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier and Gillian Welch.  She’s just that good.” --The Real Southern “They've got a sound as classic as grits... I thought of those country songs that play on those diner jukeboxes you see in movies.” --Charlotte’s Creative Loafing “Amanda Platt's striking, timeless vocals form the cornerstone of her often heart-wrenching songs, while producer Pete James' understated guitar and gentle harmonies round out the duo's saccharine-sweet mix.” --Dane Smith, Mountain Xpress “Amanda’s lyrics are both sardonic and sweet, which adds a contemporary element to their country twanged Americana sound [which] is more influenced by the harmonic tendencies of country singers like Johnny Cash and June Carter” --Folk to Folk Blog. “I recommend the Honeycutters not only because they're some of the best my hometown of Asheville, NC, has to offer. Their music embodies a very catchy, accessible, optimistic sort of spirit so frequently lacking in folk circles (where brooding, hyper-analytical music reigns supreme). What's more, like Carolina Story, they're a great band replete with tasty harmonies.” --Kim Ruehl, Folk Music About.com "If anyone can make this old metalhead want to whip out the cowboy boots and hat, order a couple of Budweisers and spin my woman around the dance floor, the Honeycutters can." --Brent Fleury, Bold Life Magazine "Amanda's voice sings like Carolina farmlands after a rainstorm" --Harvey Robinson, Monkeywhale productions