Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters will be playing The Ark on Saturday, June 17. Tickets are $15.
“We’re switching things up a little,” says Platt. “After four albums I’ve decided to step out and start using my own name. It’s something that a lot of people have encouraged me to do over the years, and I guess that 2017 just felt right.”
That name, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, is also the title of the band’s new album, which was released by Organic Records earlier this month.
“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).
Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the bands 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.”
Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, RickCooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters is the group’s third release on Organic Records, and fifth album.
Assembling the same the same team as 2016’s On The Ropes, Balsam Ranges Tim Surrett steps in for the second time to co-produce this album along with Amanda. Its 13 tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Barnett at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC near the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC.