Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
The songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the 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.”
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.
There is an empathetic and charming wit engrained 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 Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters onto the 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!
Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club
Stefanie Austin and the Palomino Club (Bio)
Stefanie Austin and the Palomino Club is an Americana band based out of New Haven, C.T. Their influences are pulled from many genres, but listening to their songs, you can hear that Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, and Merle Haggard have had an impact on their sound.
Singer/Songwriter, Stefanie Austin had always been a solo act. Earlier in 2017 she decided to do something she had never done before-play with a band. The Woodbridge, C.T. home Austin shares with her husband, Hoss, has a barn nicknamed “The Palomino Club”. It has been a place for local musicians, friends, and family to congregate and hear new music in an intimate DIY setting.
Band Members include, but are not limited to:
Stefanie Austin- Lead vocals and Guitar
Hoss Austin- Bass
Ant Frosolone- Drums
Ryan Hull- Lead Guitar
Tiffany Ballero- Harmonica and Back-up vocals