"Making strides with all guns blazing"
We're switching things up a little. 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 will be released by Organic Records June 9, 2017. “We're keeping The
Honeycutters too because we don't want to confuse people… really, we've always been Amanda
Anne Platt & The Honeycutters. I think I've just gotten to a place where I feel comfortable enough to
be in the spotlight.”
"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 band’s 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, Rick
Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and
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 Range’s Tim Surrett
steps in for the second time to co-produce this album along with Amanda. Its thirteen tracks were
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Barnett at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC near the band’s
hometown of Asheville, NC.