Event Phone: 086 3389619
23rd August 2018
9:00 pm - 10:55 pm
- Band Onstage 9pm
Clonmel World Music is back after it’s summer break, and is delighted to welcome a fantastic band, Amanda Platt and The Honeycutters, from North Carolina, USA. They are over in Ireland to headline The Dunmore East Music Festival , and Clonmel is one of only 2 Irish shows outside of the Festival. They then embark on an extensive European tour, taking in The UK, Spain, Belgium and Holland
Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being based out of hip and happening Asheville, North Carolina, that’s about as close as it can get to presenting them a handy style tag.
Lyrically driven, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.
Amanda Platt & The Honeycutters self titled album was released in 2017. It is the group’s third release on Organic Records, and their fifth album. Assembling the same the same team as 2016’s album On The Ropes, Balsam Range’s Tim Surrett steps in for the second time to co-produce this album along with Amanda. Its thirteen tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Barnett at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC near the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC. Amanda says of the latest album, “I think it’s just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”
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 story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person’s life.
The successes of On The Ropes  and Me Oh My  have propelled Anna Anne Platt and The Honeycutters onto the US national scene and they have been featured on NPR’s World Cafe’s Sense of Place, NPR’s Mountain Stage, Nashville’s Music City Roots, and Folk Alley and they have performed at AmericanaFest, MerleFest, and IBMA. On The Ropes debuted at #39 on iTunes Top 40 Country Chart on release day and landed on a plethora of year end lists including placing #35 on the Top 100 Albums played on Americana Radio in 2016 and landing at #1 on Western North Carolina’s WNCW Radio’s Year End Listeners Poll of Top Albums of 2016. On The Ropes hit #11 on the EuroAmericana Chart.“Amanda Platt writes songs on par with Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, Jim Lauderdale, Hank Williams Sr. In my opinion, anyway.” said, WNCW’s Music Director Martin Anderson to No Depression
Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 9pm prompt.
“Her voice is wonderful”
– Paul Kerr, Blabber ‘n’ Smoke
“In between the country-pop music of today and the gritty sound of yesterday you find The Honeycutters with a country-Americana sound that catches the ears of both the young and old. Musically, they make a traditional, honky-tonk-flavored sound bursting with driving rhythmic ambition, enchanting melodies and deeply poetic lyrics.”
– Alan Cackett, Maverick magazine
“Excellent – destined for a great future”
– John Roffey, Maverick magazine
“Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine
“Forget Nashville, with their buzz-making brand of rock-roots-country, the Honeycutters are out to make Asheville, NC the brand new music city.” – Elmore Magazine Song Premiere: “On The Ropes”
Doors 8 pm.
Band Onstage 9 pm
Venue: Raheen House Hotel