One of the best current acts to come out of Asheville is The Honeycutters, a great band ready to be discovered by the rest of America.
The group seems to triangulate Country music — it is definitely and thankfully not a Bro-Country dog-and-pony show, yet the band is also off to the side of the classic Country music sound. There is a steel guitar and mandolin in the mix, as well as the wonderful vocals and songwriting of Amanda Platt. The sound of The Honeycutters is bright yet pensive, real-deal yet breezy and sweet — a perfect soundtrack for late afternoon road-trip driving west into a sunset. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.
The Honeycutters play Live! at the Ludlow Garage Friday. More info/tickets: liveattheludlowgarage.com .