Arts & Culture

About G&G’s June/July 2022 Cover

Musician and fly fisherman Woody Platt casts just outside Asheville

photo: Andrew Kornylak
Platt and Shannon Whitworth.

If you recognize that fisherman on this issue’s cover, chances are you’ve seen Woody Platt onstage as the lead singer of Steep Canyon Rangers.

Music and fly fishing have been parts of Platt’s life for as long as he can remember. Platt, who lives in Brevard, North Carolina, is also a familiar face around Asheville and the surrounding waters (where the cover photo was snapped), whether rehearsing, floating the French Broad for smallmouth bass, playing live shows, or just enjoying dinner with his wife, the artist and musician Shannon Whitworth, at one of their favorite restaurants, Cúrate.

A former full-time fishing guide, Platt still leads a few select clients throughout the season.