The Honeycutters return to Down Home

Contributed To The Press • Feb 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters, a country roots band from Asheville, N.C., will play at the Down Home, 300 W. Main St., Johnson City, on Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and available at the door on the night of the show.

Platt is a storyteller by nature. 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. Amanda says of the album, “I think it's just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption and love.”

The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and guitar, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and guitar. 

A homegrown entity, the band is critically acclaimed locally, regionally, nationally, as well as overseas. Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters placed No. 2 (sandwiched between Jason Isbell and Gregg Allman) in their regional radio station WNCW-FM’s year end listeners poll for 2017.

The band recently received a shout-out from Fodor’s Travel Magazine in a write-up about the band’s hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, and a couple of years back they were also featured on XPN World Cafe’s Sense of Place series. Their music also placed in the Americana Music Association Year End Top 100 list of Americana Airplay for the second year in a row.

“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.”

The band is on tour with their latest album, a self-titled disc released in June on Organic Records. 

The band went on their first tour in the UK in summer of 2017 and are set to return in 2018 after a phenomenal response.

For more information, visit downhome.com or honeycutters.com.

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