Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being based out of 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.
They have made a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic and the last two albums won a batch of glowing reviews and the ended 2016 on many “Best-of” end-of-the-year lists.
- “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
- “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