Thor Platter Band

Cleveland, Ohio, might not be an Americana mecca in the way cities such as Nashville and Austin are. But for singer-songwriter Thor Platter, being a working folk-roots musician in the gritty Rust Belt town affords him the kind of creative freedom few artists enjoy. His 2013 solo LP, Looking For Sunshine, uses brisk acoustic guitar as a mere starting point: Gospel-tinged organ, evocative blues guitar melodies and especially his confident voice--which recalls Jason Isbell's soulful depth and Jay

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