Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters: Media Love

Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls

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.

 

David Innes, R2 - Rock ‘n’ Reel (UK), 5 star review

Ms. Platt deserves to be rubbing shoulders with Lucinda, Loretta and Nanci. Already well established in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Honeycutters must be destined for far greater success. If not, the world is going to hell in a handcart.

Tara Joan, The Daily Country

Amanda Anne Platt…is able to convey feelings and experiences so simply and honestly that the listener knows of what she is speaking. Those songs are fueled by the stellar instrumentation of her bandmates on dobro, mandolin, drums and pedal steel as well as Platt’s captivating vocals, ethereal and earthy, which deliver those words with a wisdom beyond her years.”

Todd Godbout, MyJoog.com

From the opening track, Jukebox, the band exudes the rootsy country flavor of the album with front women and songwriter Amanda Anne Platt delivering genuine songwriting and vocals.

 

Pittsburgh In Tune

They’ve forged a musical chemistry that elevates Me Oh My to must-have status. Even with a running time closing in on an hour, the momentum never wanes.

Amos Perrine, No Depression

Band of the Year … If you want to hear what modern country music would have sounded like had the blandly good looking hunks and babes not taken over, then get this record.

Jane Roser, That Mag

Take away the melodies and you have a beautiful book of unique, spell-binding poetry. Add Platt’s gorgeous vocals, Tal Taylor’s mandolin, Rick Cooper’s bass, Josh Milligan’s percussion and Matt Smith’s pedal steel, electric guitar and dobro and you have a rollicking revival of a kitchen party. Be sure to invite all of your friends.

Lonesome Highway

The Honeycutters have collectively produced an album that deserves attention and applause for simply making good music at a time when so much that’s on offer is both superficial and scalar. This is something that Amanda Platt and her fellow players can be justifiably happy with and an album that should be sought out for a listen – at the very least.