The Honeycutters
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Appalachian honky tonk from Western North Carolina

$17 advance / $19 door

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July 05 8:00 pm

The HoneycuttersThe Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, North Carolina. “They've got a sound as classic as grits,” says Charlotte’s Creative Loafing. Centered around the songwriting of lead singer Amanda Platt, the band features Matt Smith on pedal steel, Dobro, and guitar, Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums. Amanda’s songs, says No Depression, “are exceptional, with interesting melodies and well-written lyrics sung with a strong and engaging voice that sounds a bit like a blend of Gillian Welch and Loretta Lynn.” Says folk music critic Kim Ruehl on about.com, “I recommend the Honeycutters not only because they're some of the best my hometown of Asheville, NC, has to offer. Their music embodies a very catchy, accessible, optimistic sort of spirit so frequently lacking in folk circles.”
 
The band has shared the stage with Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Tony Rice, The Seldom Scene, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Folk Alley called their second and most recent album, When Bitter Met Sweet, “a joyful release.” It hit #23 on the Americana chart in 2012, and they have a new album, financed via Kickstarter, almost ready to go. For an evening of good time Appalachian honky tonk, catch the Honeycutters at the Freight.

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