My Side of the Mountain, Vol. 7: The Honeycutters

WNC is home to one of the most burgeoning Americana scenes in the country. But among the countless singer-songwriters and country-tinged folk outfits, The Honeycutters stand apart. Amanda Platt’s striking, timeless vocals form the cornerstone of her often heart-wrenching songs, while producer Pete James’ understated guitar and gentle harmonies round out the duo’s saccharine-sweet mix.

The Honeycutters took a break from recording to offer Xpress viewers this preview of the band’s forthcoming album:

Produced by Dane Smith, filmed and edited by Jesse Hamm


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6 thoughts on “My Side of the Mountain, Vol. 7: The Honeycutters

  1. boatrocker

    Wow, so bland New York/Hampshire-migrating to Asheville rootless Americana WNCW-darling folk music now has a face to attach to a tired niche. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings did it better in the 90’s but I suppose the band’s (2 guitars is a band?) fans were still in middle school at the time.

    Music to slit your wrists to in the parking lot of Earthfare in your Subaru Outback.

    At least now I know now. Thanks, Dane. I also notice a pattern of featuring bands on My Side of the Mountain- they all have the same managers/ booking agents and apparently all are leading someone by the nose to write about them.

    Folk music with the “l” pronounced, anyone?

  2. boatrocker

    Oops, forgot. “Saccharine” is exactly the adjective I’d use to describe it too.

  3. ashevillain7

    “My point being that no matter who is booked for a local festival, people will complain.” – boatrocker

    Substitute “booked for a local festival” with “featured in the Mountain Xpress column ‘My Side of the Mountain.'”


  4. boatrocker

    Now you’re catching on, ashevillian7. It works both ways.

  5. dpewen

    The Honeycutters are excellent … too bad there
    are so many mean spirited folks here .. always have to complain about everything!

  6. Margaret Williams

    @boatrocker and @dpewen: No personal spats here. “Criticize the ideas, not the people” (including references to each other).

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