Celebrated roots combo picking up steam on the basis of recent Me Oh My album.
By Blurt Staff
Hell yeah, we love Asheville. (There’s a reason the Blurt gyrocopter keeps hovering over the North Carolina mountains…) And we love the guitar/bass/mandolin/drums stylings of The Honeycutters, powered by the amazing vocals of frontwoman Amanda Platt. Together since ’07, the group recently released the Me Oh My album to mucho critical acclaim, and they are now profiled in the newest episode of Southern Songs and Stories, the equally acclaimed documentary film series that our longtime pal Joe Kendrick (of WNCW-FM and Lingua Musica fame) and Tony Preston launched last year to champion to musical artists of Western North Carolina.
Support the home team? Hell yeah, we do. Here’s the link to watch the Honeycutters episode of SS&S
About the 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. Fueled by the powerful songwriting and vocals of founder Amanda Platt, Me Oh My moves her into the spotlight as producer, band leader, and principal creative force behind the band. With songs that are honest and relatable, part chagrin and part hope, Platt’s voice carries a timeless appeal. The band has played alongside Guy Clark, Tony Rice, The Seldom Scene, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Amy Ray, Donna the Buffalo, Jill Andrews, and The Steep Canyon Rangers, among many others”
About the series: “It is filmed in western North Carolina, covering an incredible array of musicians and bands in the region. Tony Preston films and edits the show with production help from host Joe Kendrick. Southern Songs and Stories is an independent production that documents the current music of the South and the story of how it came to be, from styles that are centuries old to genres that are just emerging. It is a show for everyone who loves music and for anyone who wants to explore the South.”