The 2016 Summer Tracks Event Calendar:
May 27th | June 17th | July 1st | July 15th | August 5th | August 19th.
The Honeycutters have a voice you can’t ignore; a voice of persistence, of struggle and of hope, a voice that leads the new music movement erupting out of Asheville, NC. Poised to release their 4th studio album On The Ropes May 20, 2016 on Organic Records, Nashville’s Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst says principal songwriter and frontwoman, Amanda Anne Platt “has a voice that’s complex, sweet and aching. Even more potently, she writes songs that folks are citing as up there with the best of the field, such as Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams.” Along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Rick Cooper (electric and upright bass), Josh Milligan (drums and vocal harmonies), Matt Smith (pedal steel and electric guitar), and Tal Taylor (mandolin). On The Ropes was produced by Amanda Anne Platt and Tim Surrett and engineered and mastered by Van Atkins at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC.
“Fitting in at country honky-tonks and hard-scrabble bars alike, the Honeycutters have built a reputation for high energy shows coupled with tight harmonies and wistfully delicate lyrics of longing, heartbreak, and the American experience,” writes Alan Cackett (UK).
In On The Ropes Platt continues to bring songs of heartache, yearning, and comebacks using phrases so relatable you wish you had thought of them yourself, ”Love ain’t ever black and white, it’s pink and gray and blue besides” (“Blue Besides”).
WHAT’S TO EAT?
Manna Cabana’s delicious fresh food and home made ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale. Here are the menu offerings for this Friday and they sound delicious!
- On a Stick: Seasonal Fruit
- In a Bowl: Carolina Summer Seafood Chowder
- On a Bread: NC Pulled Pork on Herbed Buttermilk Biscuit
- On a Plate: Spicy Noodles with Roasted Farm Market Veggies
- Dessert: Farm Made Ice Cream
Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer – Eric Lovell
Incorporating the sounds and vibes of world instruments:
Sitar, Ukelele, Djimbe & Glockenspiel – their sound is a fresh,
palatable blend of gypsy, jazzy, funky, southern-soul & world music. Their live shows move effortlessly from high-energy to low-swampy grooves and back again, creating a rich sonic experience being coined as “Gypsy Soul meets Russian Carnival”
Friday, July 1: Jim Peterman Quintet featuring Max Hightower and Opening act: Stolen Hearts (a great night of danceable blues)
The Jim Peterman Quartet (JPQ) consists of Jim Peterman on keyboards (on Hammond organ), Mac McCloud on guitar, Moss Mac on saxophone and Tim Blackwell on drums and featuring Max Hightower play rhythm/blues and funky fine jazz.
Opening the show are… Stolen Hearts … Robert Johnson has been to the crossroads and back. Somewhere along the way he found blues woman, Pam Taylor, on her way back from her own crossroads. Together the blues and southern soul infused duo have been wowing crowds with their infectious original spin on American Blues & Roots music. Pam was mentored on guitar by the legendary blues woman, Debbie Davies and Roberts natural ability to easily play any instrument he picks up catapulted these two powerhouses when their former bands dismantled in early 2014. They stole each other’s hearts and now they are stealing hearts of fans everywhere.