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Dreams and Circumstances

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Dreams and Circumstances

A new generation of artists have begun to redefine - or even invent - an art form with modern movements in acoustic music.

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The Love Still Shows

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The Love Still Shows

The Love Still Shows, follow up to 2014's critically praised Nameless Heart, brings Donna Lynn Caskey's soulful, endearing

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Southern Crescent

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Southern Crescent

ASHEVILLE — In much the same way that iconic southern dishes such as Louisiana gumbo or

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Live at the Grey Eagle

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Live at the Grey Eagle

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters capture the emotional delivery of her original and extraordinary songwriting on Live At The Grey Eagle, a 71-track performance recorded live in Asheville, NC.

This collection spotlights Asheville's seminal Americana/Country outfit at an ideal time in their career. The dynamic performance recorded over two nights in front of a rabid hometown crowd results in everything from rambunctious renderings of the group’s edgy 70’s-influenced folk and country to fan-favorite sing-a-longs to moments of raw exposure for Platt as she stands solo with only her guitar and souful vocals.

Evolved versions of selected songs from the group’s five prior releases, two new originals written by Platt take on new life when played live. With a palpable audience reaction that only a renowned musical destination like Asheville’s Grey Eagle can provide, the result is a magical union of artist and audience in the moment.

“I've wanted to do a live album for a long time. I think that when a band has been touring together, and everyone is really in step with one another, the songs take on an entirely different spirit live. Some of the older songs have grown and changed with me over the years, and I wanted to capture that, too. Live versions simply have more of a pulse to them than studio recordings,” says Platt. “I wanted to do it at the Grey Eagle because for me, that was one of my first ‘white whales’ in Asheville. I loved seeing music there and dreamed of headlining someday. Then in 2012, we sold out our first show there! It's always been a special place for me. I also think it encourages a kind of wildness in the audience that you don't get everywhere, which I wanted for the album.”

Live At The Grey Eagle is an authentic representation of the Asheville region’s quintessential roots music sound and the music scene this flagship band helped define.

  Band:  Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
  Release Date:  May 24, 2019
  Record Label:  Organic Records
  Media:  Audio CD

A Christmas Album

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A Christmas Album

“A Christmas Album” is the much anticipated release from the Purple Hulls duo, turning fans’ Christmas wish list of new

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Leaving Auburndale

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Leaving Auburndale

New Book Release December 2, 2015 - Playing bluegrass music in the deep south can be an intoxicating,

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The Choosing Road

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The Choosing Road

Even in traditional-based music, every band evolves. As the world of Bluegrass continues to widen its tent of what is and what isn't accepted as part

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Old World

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Old World

After the release of two successful singles — “Naomi Wise,” and “Heart of Stone” — Lexington, Kentucky progressive

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Blue

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Blue

From the deep Ozark hollows of Cane Spur, Arkansas, The Cleverlys have been plucked from obscurity and landed in the studio to produce their first

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Ain't Like 'Em

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Ain't Like 'Em

In between whiskey bottles and graffiti drenched walls stands banjoist Anielle Reid on the shoot of her

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Aeonic

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Aeonic

In just over a decade, Balsam Range has collected armfuls of industry awards, held multiple months at the top of radio charts,

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Bad River Banjo

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Bad River Banjo

Paul Corrigan makes handcrafted banjos of character and distinction in the old time tradition.

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Holiday

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Holiday

By any measure, Claire Lynch is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List, with accolades that include three International

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Mountain Voodoo

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Mountain Voodoo

Nominated for three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards (Entertainer, Vocal Group,

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Impulse

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Impulse

Hank Smith & Lindsey Tims record modern instrumental Bluegrass album “IMPULSE” and perform

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Roland White And Friends

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Roland White

A living legend recently inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, master mandolin player and singer

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Stringworks

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Stringworks

Stringworks is the newest release from Kristin Scott Benson, four-time winner of the IBMA Instrumental Performer of the

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From My Perspective

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From My Perspective

Nashville, TN – Many people know Joe Bonsall as the high voice in the legendary country music group

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Carolina Chimes

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Carolina Chimes

Rudi Ekstein has been in the music business for many years as a performer, producer, and studio owner. Now on his album,

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Leiper's Fork Christmas

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Leiper's Fork Christmas

Leiper's Fork Christmas is a collection of holiday favorites with some of the sweetest guitar and banjo tones around.

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Mountain Overture

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Mountain Overture

Balsam Range is traversing the musical landscape from their acoustic, award-winning Mountain Voodoo

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