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Radio Bristol Premieres: The Honeycutters
June 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 per person
Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience, as well as a live broadcast and webcast on Radio Bristol. This Premiere showcases honky-tonk sensations The Honeycutters and music from their latest release, the acclaimed On the Ropes.
About The Honeycutters:
The Honeycutters are an Asheville, North Carolina based original country roots band. Led by songwriter Amanda Anne Platt, The Honeycutters include Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums, and Matt Smith rounds out the band on pedal steel, electric guitar, and dobro to create a sound that carries just as well across the bar room as in a church or a theater.
Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst calls The Honeycutters “… just superb, with a sweet toned and melodious aura… Today’s Smoky Mountain area modern folk thing does have a certain vibe, and these guys are among its finest purveyors.” Folk Music About.com’s Kim Ruehl wrote, “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.”
In both her simple composition and honest delivery it’s easy to hear the influence of country legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, or Loretta Lynn, and with this Miss Platt credits growing up listening to her Father’s extensive record collection every Saturday morning. Despite her love for classic country, Platt cites Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty as major influences and her songwriting carries a wit and an edge that plants her firmly in her generation.