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Thor Platter – Take Time
(CD, Sunshine Music, Country/pop/bluegrass)

We couldn’t quite figure out what category best suited this release. Country? Not quite. Pop? Sorta. Bluegrass? Definitely some threads in the mix. Combining elements from all three, Cleveland, Ohio-based singer/songwriter Thor Platter makes music that should appeal to a wide cross section of listeners. His influences include Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Flatt & Scruggs. But more than anyone else Platter cites Neil Young as the man whose music affected him the most. Thor released his debut album in 2013 and since that time his career’s been on a steady path upward. Take Time will no doubt be welcomed by fans as well as those who are new to this man’s craft. He’s backed by some superb players: Paul Kovac (banjo, guitar, drums, background vocals), Paul Lewis (bass, background vocals), and David Mayfield (finger snaps). This album has a cool genuine overall sound and vibe that is immediately appealing. Smooth and substantial tracks include “Destined,” “There For You,” “Gun Shy,” and “Pullman Blues.”

 

 

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