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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters at The Purple Onion
October 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
It is a pleasure to welcome back Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters to the Purple Onion stage on October 13 as part of our Sunday Concert Series. This is a partially seated show. Admission is $35 for one of the available seats and $27 for one of the standing room only spots. Tickets may be purchased online. The doors open at 5:30 PM. Pizza, appetizers, dessert & beverages will be available on the patio beginning at 5:30 for concert attendees.
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are on tour supporting the release of their latest 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).
“Their songwriting is first rate, their arrangements and instrumental ability in top form and with a front woman as assertive and impressive as singer Amanda Anne Platt, there’s nothing lacking in presence or execution. The songs may revolve around the need for assurance and affirmation, but clearly, Platt and her colleagues… have every contingency covered.” – Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
“In between the country-pop music of today and the gritty sound of yesterday you find The Honeycutters with a country-Americana sound that catches the ears of both the young and old. Musically, they make a traditional, honky-tonk-flavored sound bursting with driving rhythmic ambition, enchanting melodies and deeply poetic lyrics.” – Alan Cackett
“Like all great songwriters, Platt’s characters are alive, with enough nuance to convince the listener that they have entire lives outside the glimpse they get from the songs… there’s a delicate balance of melancholy and hope that takes a deft hand to pull off without sounding cliched. Platt’s hand is that deft.” – Chris Griffy, The Examiner