Platt & The Hon­ey­cut­ters re­turn­ing to Cafe Nine

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - A+E - By Mark Zaret­sky

NEW HAVEN — Amanda Anne Platt & The Hon­ey­cut­ters have been at­tract­ing at­ten­tion in the coun­try roots world for a few years now, but it’s only over the last cou­ple of years that Platt’s name has been added in front of the name of the band.

“Amanda Anne Platt & The Hon­ey­cut­ters” also is the name of their lat­est al­bum, re­leased on Or­ganic Records in 2017. But on­stage, Platt has al­ways been the fo­cal point — and that will be clear when the Asheville, N.C.-based band per­forms Tues­day night at Cafe Nine.

Show­time is 8:30 p.m., with the New Lon­don’s Dog­bite duo open­ing. Tick­ets are $8 in ad­vance or $10 at the door, avail­able in ad­vance at the Cafe Nine

web­site, www.cafe­nine.com. Cafe Nine is at 250 State St. (cor­ner of State & Crown.)

The Hon­ey­cut­ters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Fen­der Stra­to­caster gui­tar, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Mil­li­gan on drums and har­mony vo­cals and Evan Martin on keys and Fen­der Tele­caster gui­tar.

The Hon­ey­cut­ters’ mu­sic, and the new al­bum, are a blend of what the band calls an “old-school coun­try roots at­ti­tude” with their shared in­flu­ences of rock and folk.

“I think it’s just about life and all that that en­tails,” Platt said in a news re­lease on the band’s web­site. “In­clud­ing but not lim­ited to death, strangers, birth­days, money, leav­ing, ar­riv­ing, sea­sons, cor­rup­tion, and love.”

The band has been fea­tured in re­cent years on NPR’s World Cafe’s Sense of Place, NPR’s Moun­tain Stage, Nashville’s Mu­sic City Roots and Folk Al­ley, and it has per­formed at Amer­i­canaFest, Mer­leFest and IBMA (In­ter­na­tional Blue­grass Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion.)

Smart glasses haven’t been a hit, but at least one startup still sees them in our fu­ture.

A com­pany called North will be de­liv­er­ing its $999 smart glasses to cus­tomers in the com­ing weeks. Called

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