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Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being based out of hip and happening Asheville, North Carolina, that’s about as close as it can get to presenting them a handy style tag.

But, The Honeycutters are more well-rounded with a richer depth of character than that suggests – a factor that has won them a much wider span of appreciation than that description would normally do.

Everyone agrees that the band’s most potent force is, of course, singer and song-writer Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years.

She gets a fair share of the credit when the pens come out to write the reviews.

The band first came to our attention when Martin Anderson, musical director at local radio station, WNCW, began to sing their praises. His sharper-than-most observations are always worthy of serious attention.

Soon, the rest of America was turning attention their way and stage doors began to swing open to some of the more important venues.

We loved seeing them perform on the legendary Music City Roots show from Nashville, Tennessee. That footage sealed it and talks began about getting them over here.

Meanwhile, the UK media began to pay attention too and the last two albums won a batch of glowing reviews and ended up on many “Best-of” end-of-the-year lists. These are just a few of the quotes gathered:

“Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs” – David Innes, R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) magazine

“Unquestionably one of the finest Americana albums of 2016” – Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK

“Excellent – destined for a great future” – John Roffey, Maverick magazine

“One of my favourite albums of the year” – Mike Morrison, AmericanRootsUK

“All in all a complete musical potpourri and joy!” – Rory Stanbridge, Fatea magazine

“Her voice is wonderful” – Paul Kerr, Blabber ‘n’ Smoke

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