Updated Thu, Sep 5, 2013 4:28 pm
Stuart’s Opera House will welcome Asheville, N.C., band The Honeycutters on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
The Americana group, which has performed twice at the Nelsonville Music Festival and at a backstage show at Stuart's, has been described by Mountain Xpress as "Old school country in the truest sense, free of twang and ten-gallon hats but full of real emotion, family history, quick wit and strong liquor."
Since forming in 2007, the band has organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, gaining an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States. Their most recent release, When Bitter Met Sweet (2012), hit #23 on the Americana Chart, and landed at #94 for the year.
The Honeycutters' original brand of Americana has proven equally appealing to both musicians and music lovers, the country and the city, and the old and the young. The group, which includes Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums, round out Platt’s songs and create a sound that carries just as well across the bar room as in a church or a theater.
Since the release of their first studio album, The Honeycutters have shared the stage with such Americana giants as Guy Clark, Tony Rice, The Seldom Scene, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Donna The Buffalo, Jill Andrews and The Steep Canyon Rangers.
They have been voted Western North Carolina’s favorite local Americana act (2011 Mountain Xpress reader’s poll) and delighted audiences from upstate New York to Seattle, Wash.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Honeycutters are currently working on their third studio album.
Tickets for Friday's show are available by calling (740) 753-1924 or visiting www.stuartsoperahouse.org.