ASHEVILLE, NC — Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are on tour supporting the release of their new album, Live at the Grey Eagle, recorded in front of a hometown crowd in Asheville, North Carolina. “I’ve wanted to do a live album for a long time. I think that when a band has been touring together, and everyone is really in step with one another, the songs take on an entirely different spirit live. Some of the older songs have grown and changed with me over the years, and I wanted to capture that, too. Live versions simply have more of a pulse to them than studio recordings,” says Platt.
There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Amanda’s songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her storytelling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person’s life. Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitars), Rick Cooper (bass/vocals), and Evan Martin (drums/vocals).


ASHEVILLE, NC — Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are on tour supporting the release of their new album, Live at the Grey Eagle, recorded in front of a hometown crowd in Asheville, North Carolina. “I’ve wanted to do a live album for a long time. I think that when a band has been touring together, and everyone is really in step with one another, the songs take on an entirely different spirit live. Some of the older songs have grown and changed with me over the years, and I wanted to capture that, too. Live versions simply have more of a pulse to them than studio recordings,” says Platt.
There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Amanda’s songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her storytelling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person’s life. Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitars), Rick Cooper (bass/vocals), and Evan Martin (drums/vocals).

What folks are saying

“Amanda is so good it’s ridiculous. I don’t even know what words to use. Her singing, songwriting and presence is unmatched in Americana, Country, Pop… Simply breathtaking,” said Saul Davis: producer (Percy Sledge), manager (Gene Clark, Carla Olson, Phil Seymour).

“Amanda Platt writes songs on par with Lucinda, Isbell, Lauderdale, Hank Sr. In my opinion, anyway.” said, WNCW’s Music Director Martin Anderson to No Depression.

“Platt’s voice is fair magical. Clearly annunciated, every word is infused with poetic loveliness, made all the more appealing for the slight twang that causes syllables to rise and fall at the end of lines. Like Joy Lynn White once upon a time and Zoe Muth more recently, Platt can sing of desperation and despair while retaining pride of steel… throughout On the Ropes Platt delivers personal devastation that touches universally.” Lonesome Road Review, Donald Teplyske

“The easy swagger of ‘On the Ropes,’ the saunter and sway of ‘Golden Child,’ the unassuming ramble of ‘The Handbook’ and the sweet serenade of ‘500 Pieces’ projects an effortless allure that remains consistently engaging throughout… obviously destined to become a heavyweight contender.” No Depression, Lee Zimmerman

“Forget Nashville, with their buzz-making brand of rock-roots-country, the Honeycutters are out to make Asheville, NC the brand new music city.” Elmore Magazine Song Premiere: “On The Ropes”

“Whenever you feel that country music is reinventing itself to the extreme and drifting off into dangerous waters, dig just slightly below the surface and salvation is at hand… The devil is in the detail. This is a band that relies on traditional country music instrumentation played and performed by artists who remain true to country music heritage.” Your Life in a Song (UK)

“On The Ropes wonderfully showcases Platt’s dazzling songwriting skills with themes of loss, loneliness, nostalgia and getting the shit kicked out of you by love. All thirteen tracks are original material, except for a fascinating cover of Leonard Cohen’s iconic ‘Hallelujah’, sung in a spellbinding manner and just dripping of honeysuckle and moonshine.” That Music Mag, Jane Roser

“On The Ropes, I suppose, is Americana. Occupying the space where Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell and Margo Price dwell, what used to be called country (but what is being called country just isn’t). There are such finely realized moments and details here…” Popshifter, Melissa Bratcher

“There are songs here like Blue Besides that could easily fit on a Kacey Musgraves album while others would not feel out of place on a Eilen Jewell release. That just shows the versatility and scope of the band, it’s music and Platt’s writing.”Lonesome Highway, Stephen Rapid

“An album that shines like a good deed in a naughty world.” 3rd Coast Music, Johnny Conquest

“Amanda Anne Platt, lead singer/songwriter for the Honeycutters, is a master songwriter, not because she finds unusual metaphors, creates cute wordplay, or buries deep psychological meaning in her lyrics, but because her songs are so effortlessly conversational. She’s like that old friend at the bar who sidles up to you real close, in your personal space, and grabs your forearm to get your attention because she really really wants to make sure you get what she’s telling you. Her songs command attention because they are so darn human you believe them.” Americana Music Show, Calvin Powers

What folks are saying
“Platt’s voice is fair magical. Clearly annunciated, every word is infused with poetic loveliness, made all the more appealing for the slight twang that causes syllables to rise and fall at the end of lines. Like Joy Lynn White once upon a time and Zoe Muth more recently, Platt can sing of desperation and despair while retaining pride of steel… throughout On the Ropes Platt delivers personal devastation that touches universally.” Lonesome Road Review, Donald Teplyske

“The easy swagger of ‘On the Ropes,’ the saunter and sway of ‘Golden Child,’ the unassuming ramble of ‘The Handbook’ and the sweet serenade of ‘500 Pieces’ projects an effortless allure that remains consistently engaging throughout… obviously destined to become a heavyweight contender.” No Depression, Lee Zimmerman

“Forget Nashville, with their buzz-making brand of rock-roots-country, the Honeycutters are out to make Asheville, NC the brand new music city.” Elmore Magazine Song Premiere: “On The Ropes”

“Whenever you feel that country music is reinventing itself to the extreme and drifting off into dangerous waters, dig just slightly below the surface and salvation is at hand… The devil is in the detail. This is a band that relies on traditional country music instrumentation played and performed by artists who remain true to country music heritage.” Your Life in a Song (UK)

“On The Ropes wonderfully showcases Platt’s dazzling songwriting skills with themes of loss, loneliness, nostalgia and getting the shit kicked out of you by love. All thirteen tracks are original material, except for a fascinating cover of Leonard Cohen’s iconic ‘Hallelujah’, sung in a spellbinding manner and just dripping of honeysuckle and moonshine.” That Music Mag, Jane Roser

“On The Ropes, I suppose, is Americana. Occupying the space where Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell and Margo Price dwell, what used to be called country (but what is being called country just isn’t). There are such finely realized moments and details here…” Popshifter, Melissa Bratcher

“There are songs here like Blue Besides that could easily fit on a Kacey Musgraves album while others would not feel out of place on a Eilen Jewell release. That just shows the versatility and scope of the band, it’s music and Platt’s writing.”Lonesome Highway, Stephen Rapid

“An album that shines like a good deed in a naughty world.” 3rd Coast Music, Johnny Conquest

“Amanda Anne Platt, lead singer/songwriter for the Honeycutters, is a master songwriter, not because she finds unusual metaphors, creates cute wordplay, or buries deep psychological meaning in her lyrics, but because her songs are so effortlessly conversational. She’s like that old friend at the bar who sidles up to you real close, in your personal space, and grabs your forearm to get your attention because she really really wants to make sure you get what she’s telling you. Her songs command attention because they are so darn human you believe them.” Americana Music Show, Calvin Powers

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