Honeycutters bring bluegrass beats to Juliette Opry

Staff reportJuly 19, 2013 

The historic Juliette Opry will host one of the South’s best up-and-coming Americana bands Friday night when North Carolina’s Honeycutters take the stage.

The Honeycutters have drawn comparisons to artists such as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The group produces a unique blend of Americana music that is comfortingly familiar while being entirely original, according to a news release.

“The reason I chose to present them is because I am so impressed with the profound depth of Amanda Platt’s songwriting and the delicate care and expressiveness with which the other musicians attend to every detail and nuance of her stories,” said promoter Joe Cullison of Acoustic Productions. “They treat Amanda’s songs as if they were newborn babies, caringly holding them in their musical arms.”

The Honeycutters’ most recent release, 2012’s “When Bitter Met Sweet,” hit No. 23 on the Americana chart, was one of the top 10 best-selling albums at Merlefest in 2012 and came in at No. 4 in WNCW radio’s “listener voted top 100” and No. 2 in the regional favorites -- right behind the Avett Brothers.

While waiting for the Honeycutters to take the stage at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the music of local pickers on the front porch of the opry beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Honeycutters

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette

Cost: $20, free for kids 12 and younger

Information: www.acousticproductions.com

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