NIGHT ONE: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters (Album Release Show)

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

NIGHT ONE: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters (Album Release Show)

Last Waltz Tribute Show featuring Grits and Soul

Fri, June 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

NIGHT ONE (FRIDAY) IS FULLY SEATED 

NIGHT TWO (SATURDAY) IS STANDING ROOM ONLY

Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters
Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters
"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 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 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.
Last Waltz Tribute Show featuring Grits and Soul
Last Waltz Tribute Show featuring Grits and Soul
Grits & Soul host a celebration of The Band and The Last Waltz, Sunday, September 10, 2017 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, North Carolina.

Tickets are $10.

The Tribute Band is: John Looney (electric guitar, mandolin, vocals), Anna Kline (acoustic guitar, vocals), Tony Toy (electric guitar, vocals), Evan Martin (keys), Christopher Brown (bass), and Josh Anglin (drums).

Special musical guests will join the Tribute Band onstage to help bring these legendary songs to life.

The Band (Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Jim Weider) left a huge impact on rock and roll, and, some might say Americana music, with their timeless songwriting and an undeniable musical chemistry.

The original Last Waltz was performed and recorded at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, November 25, 1976, and released in 1978, as an album and a film directed by Martin Scorsese.

At the heart of Grits & Soul are Anna Kline and John Looney. They recently relocated back to John's native home of Kentucky from Asheville, North Carolina. Anna and John lend their voices to the tradition of Southern songwriters who constantly explore and push the boundaries of American roots music.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/