Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters 9:30pm $20

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters 9:30pm $20

  • Location:326 Amherst Street
  • Venue:Sportsmens Tavern
  • Length:930pm – 1230am

Date(s) - 03/09/2021 - 04/09/2021
9:30 pm - 12:30 am


Sportsmen’s Tavern

326 Amherst St.

Buffalo NY 14207



Friday Sept. 3 @ 9:30 pm

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters


Appalachian Honky Tonk, Sweeter than Honey.

The Honeycutters, an Asheville, NC-based original country roots band, released …their third studio album, Me Oh My, on April 21, 2015 with Organic Records®. 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.

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. Platt’s songs are shaped by a raw honesty that comes straight from the heart and emits a sort of melancholy happiness.

Me Oh My is threaded with themes of love, loss, acceptance and regrowth. It kicks off with an engaging southern swingin’ song, “Jukebox,” that is about taking life one day at a time and not taking yourself too seriously saying “it’s only a song, so for heaven’s sake won’t you sing along?” The title cut is an inspirational anthem about the state of the modern woman, stating, “Some girls marry and some girls wait.” Me Oh My brings more of what fans love about The Honeycutters, honestly written songs sung in Platt’s authentic voice. The up-tempo, beer-raising, danceable “Ain’t It The Truth” is one that will fuel audiences at live shows while melancholy ballads like “Texas ’81” balance the album both in meter and mood. The upbeat “I’ll Be Lovin’ You” as a whole speaks to holding someone up until they are strong enough to stand on their own. Me Oh My delves deeper into the darker realms of love with “Little Bird” which gained Platt notoriety as it was chosen as a finalist at MerleFest’s prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (2011).

Folk Alley premiered the video for “Jukebox” and writes of it, “The jolly, honky-tonk rhythm of the song underscores the sweet plaintiveness of Platt’s voice…until it doesn’t. As she steps up on to the stage to join the band, her smile wide, her voice big and bright, she and the other musicians seem to be in perfect sync, swinging, swaying and encouraging the whole of the bar to join in and look ahead to the brighter side of life.”

Platt self produced the album along with the help of engineer and assistant producer Jon Ashley. The album was recorded in Echo Mountain Recording Studio and Mixtown Studio in Asheville, NC and it was mixed and mastered just down the road at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC.

“The new album is the one I’m most proud of to date.” Platt says, “I took much more of a driver’s seat in it’s making, and the process has forced me to do a lot of growing up… I feel like I’ve really found my voice. I’m very excited about the line up of the band, and the songwriting includes some of my very favorites.”

What Folks Are Saying about Me Oh My:

“Asheville’s the Honeycutters variously call what they offer ‘country roots’ and “‘Appalachian honky tonk.’ Both work as descriptors for honest-to-goodness country music with shuffle beats aplenty, an abundance of pedal steel guitar, an acoustic turn here and there, and the throaty vocals of singer-songwriter and frontwoman Amanda Platt.” –The Boston Globe, Stuart Munroe




“…Platt’s songwriting could be placed in the exceptional category, at least from the evidence Me Oh My presents in her favor. It’s not just the sorrow and sincerity, it’s the insight and the resonance. “ –Saving Country Music




“From the first track – ‘Jukebox’ – to the closer (‘A Life For You’) this is a perfect album of tunes that – in most cases will have you dancing around the room (or at least tapping your toes). There are songs here (‘Hearts of Men’) that sound ‘familiar’ (in a good sort of way) but which are newly composed. With pedal steel, dobro and bass, the group is based in country/bluegrass. But they embellish the music with guests playing organ, harmonica, and even trumpet, on some of the tracks.” –Steve Ramm, Amazon




“Vocalist Amanda Platt has a voice that’s complex, sweet and aching. Even more potently, she writes songs that folks are citing as up there with the best of the field, such as Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams.” –Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots




“There are a lot of worthy and compelling Americana singer-songsters and bands out there right now, it’s a rich landscape. But The Honeycutters, fronted by Amanda Platt is surely a wonder to behold. The band just sounds so darn good and makes a style of country music that always makes me feel good, even when it’s so melancholy. I think Amanda has something to teach us about the economy of words, the magic of a good melody and the satisfaction of an aching and honest vocal.” –Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls






“With singer/songwriter — and, now, producer — Amanda Anne Platt at the helm, the group puts their own spin on an old form. Sure, there’s a timeless quality to honest songs done up by a bunch of great players… there’s also a freshness to it.” —Folk Alley First Listen, Kelly McCartney






“It’s easy to think of Mags Bennett, the character played by Margo Martindale on TV’s Justified, when listening to Amanda Anne Platt front North Carolina quartet the Honeycutters. Steadfast, independent and all woman…” –Pop Matters, Eric Risch




“Platt’s voice is 10 truckloads of honey-soul, a river of warmth and longing and ache and passion that rivals that of Lydia Loveless or Allison Moorer. It’s a voice that pushes bodies together on the dance floor and sends fresh rounds of alcohol hoisted skyward in jubilant celebration. On ‘Me Oh My,’ she gets more personal than she ever has before, which puts this Honeycutters record a notch above the previous two.” –Steve Wildsmith, Daily Times




Meet The Honeycutters and hear a bit about the new album in this intro video:






Watch The Honeycutters Perform “Me Oh My” on Music City Roots:






Watch The Honeycutters Perform “Jukebox” on WNCW






For more information about The Honeycutters & further tour dates, visit: www.thehoneycutters.com. For news from the road, visit www.facebook.com/Honeycutters and twitter.com/thehoneycutters.




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