May 25th– Cleveland singer-songwriter Thor Platter is a loyal purveyor of Americana music for many reasons. “The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras,” he explains. “Above all, it is just good music to your ears.” As with this show, Thor regularly performs as trio with Paul Kovac and Paul Lewis.
Platter, who grew up in Buffalo, NY, had a childhood seeped in rich musical influences – from Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Flatt & Scruggs – but his biggest inspiration to date has been Neil Young. “The way [Young] lived his life, the way he recorded, not being that mainstream guy–that was a heavy influence on me,” he explains. “I’ve never wanted to be a pop star.”
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.
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.
Opening the eveing will be The Cory Grinder Band– The Cory Grinder Band are honky tonkers from Akron, Ohio writing original country tunes and playing great, classic, hillbilly music! The Cory Grinder Band is prepping to release their debut record, “Cahoots and Other Favorites” early in the summer of 2018. I’m sure we will be hearing a few of their tunes at their first time at the Hall!
Doors open at 7:30/Music at 8pm
Pre-Sale-$12/Day of show $15
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