Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
w/ Michael Flynn
Saturday, November 16th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 Day of Show
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are on tour supporting the release of their new album 'Live at the Grey Eagle' - recorded in front of a hometown crowd in Asheville, North Carolina. I've wanted to do a live album for a long time. I think that when a band has been touring together, and everyone is really in step with one another, the songs take on an entirely different spirit live. Some of the older songs have grown and changed with me over the years, and I wanted to capture that, too. Live versions simply have more of a pulse to them than studio recordings,' says Platt.
There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Amanda's songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her storytelling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person's life. Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitars), Rick Cooper (bass/vocals), and Evan Martin (drums/vocals).
Michael Flynn is a singer/songwriter most often found yodeling his way through the hills of Saluda NC. His songs have been featured on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Shameless, and on commercials for useful products like cars and shampoo. He’s also won a few awards for songwriting, including 1st runner up for the John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2001. His band Slow Runner has released 5 full length albums, an EP, and several singles. They spent some time on one of SonyBMG’s labels and have toured internationally with acts like The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Built to Spill, William Fitzsimmons, and many others.
Michael released his first solo album, ‘Face in the Cloud,’ in 2014. His latest album is called ‘Pretend Like’ and was inspired by the harrowing twists that come from a life with a young kid, aging parents, and a country that can’t fit into its jeans anymore but refuses to admit it. He consistently threatens to someday write a self-help book called ‘Stop Trying to Look Like What You Used To Look Like And Just Look Like What You Look Like!’ but none of his friends actually think he’ll follow through.