Thor Platter Band
The talented troubadour Thor Platter plays solid roots music with gritty soul and a touch of grass.
With his new album “Take Time,” Platter is setting out to showcase his mastery of the genre, as well as capture the energy, spirit, and infectious harmonies of his live shows. Platter’s gentle, affecting vocals – which have earned him numerous comparisons to Willie Nelson – are carried along freely by the accompaniment of rollicking banjo and harmonica. True to Young’s experimental and personally driven nature, Platter approaches songcraft without specific genre boundaries, choosing instead to allow his music to evolve instinctually. He made a fast impact on Cleveland’s music scene upon moving there from Buffalo in 2008, releasing a debut solo LP in 2013 combining gospel, blues, and rock influences with bittersweet, character-driven lyrics. Platter has been the featured performer at multiple large local music festivals, and is a seasoned roadman, keeping up a steady schedule of regional gigs while continually working on new music.
Esteemed singer and musician Paul Kovac has been playing traditional music since 1974. He’s performed with Bill Monroe, Hazel Dickens and Roy Clark and has toured internationally with a variety of ensembles. Paul’s a musician with eclectic taste and an ear for combining the best elements from different musical genres. He also writes songs, plays the mandolin and banjo, answers the phone, and absolutely kills it on stage.
Filling in on bass will be the young Joe Botta, an up and comer you’ll be hearing more about, for sure.