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Songwriter Showcase featuring Amanda Anne Platt and Wes Pearce, hosted by Greg Cartwright, $16/$20
May 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On Thursday, May 25, singer-songwriter and archivist Greg Cartwright will host a songwriter showcase, featuring Amanda Anne Platt, and Wes Pearce.
6:30 pm doors / 7 pm show
$16 tickets in advance / $20 at the door
Amanda Anne Platt has been writing and performing her original songs in front of live audiences for almost two decades. With her band The Honeycutters she has released nine albums of her own original material and toured extensively in the US and Europe. Her last five studio albums have landed in the top five of WNCW’s annual listener voted top 100 releases, most recently at #4 with her double album, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in 2022. Platt won second place in Merlefest’s Chris Austin songwriting competition in 2011 with her song “Little Bird”, and has been privileged over the years to share the stage with such songwriting greats as Guy Clark, Amy Ray, Billy Joe Shaver, Tift Merrit, and Radney Foster. She lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter.
Asheville-based Wes Pearce sings sweet and melancholic originals which blend contemporary-folk songwriting and finger-style guitar playing, with ’60s doo-wop and pop influences. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Wes left home as a teenager and found himself amongst a world of traveling folk-singers and string bands with whom he cut his musical teeth. On April 14th, 2023, almost 15 years since leaving home and finding musical community, he has released his debut EP of original songs titled Death & Darlins — truly a blending of his story and influences.
Greg Cartwright is a Memphis-born singer and songwriter who has called Asheville home since 2004. He’s an avid music fan and archivist with a passion for the singer, the song and the story. You may see him at Harvest Records curating the 45 section or volunteering at events for local community radio station 103.3FM where he was a host and on-air DJ until 2019.