Smart Bet web extra: The Honeycutters’ two-night stand

Local Americana band The Honeycutters has been working at a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for what will be the band’s third studio album. Click here to read about the band’s project and the breakdown of recording costs.

In the bid, the band writes, “We gain momentum with every show, every new fan, every record sold. We’re well aware that we are able to do what we love because of you, the music lover. The best way we know to express our gratitude is to keep making music!” They’ll be doing exactly that this weekend with two (two!) shows during a residency at Isis. (Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to each show — details on how to win at the bottom of this post.)

Those performances are:
• Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Seated concert with limited tablets of four or eight available with dinner reservations. There is also theater-style & balcony seating seating available on a first come first serve basis. Rory Carroll opens. Go here for tickets.

• Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. Standing room only. Moses Atwood opens. Go here for tickets.

Both shows are $12 in advance or $15 at the door (cash only).

The Honeycutters are a musical collaboration between singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and lead guitarist/ producer Peter James. The band also includes Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums. Their sound, both contemporary and original, also builds on the roots of country music. According to the band’s bio, “The Honeycutters are currently featured in CMT’s Concrete Country series where they perform three original songs live in the heart of Downtown Nashville.” They released their 2012 album, When Bitter Met Sweet, at MerleFest, and returned to that roots music festival this year where they launched their current Kickstarter campaign.

Download a free sampler of The Honeycutters’ at NoiseTrade. To win tickets to either the Friday or Saturday show, look for this post on Facebook. Winners will be announced Friday at noon.



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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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