Premiere: “Since I’ve Been Gone” by Thor Platter

“The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras,” explains Cleveland-based singer/songwriter and loyal purveyor of Americana music, Thor Platter. “Above all, it is just good music to your ears.”

On October 27th, Platter will release a brand new record, Take Time, which showcases his mastery of the genre, and captures the raw energy, lively spirit, and infectious harmonies of his shows. The album’s 10 tracks feature his gentle vocals atop rollicking strings and harmonica. Take Time was recorded and produced by David Mayfield at Tiger Spa in Akron, Ohio.  Platter is joined by Paul Lewis on bass, and Paul Kovac on banjo.

Today, he unleashes album track “Since I’ve Been Gone,” a rootsy toe-tapper brimming with banjo rolls and tight harmonies, written after a visit to his hometown of Buffalo, New York. “It’s one of those songs that just came in based on walking through the tall trees that surround my childhood home,” he describes. “As much as I felt sad about being away from home, and that things had changed, I also felt like that feeling of walking in nature has stayed with me my entire life. David Mayfield heard the song once and knew exactly how we were going to record it,” he continues. “He set up some of his vintage mics and I believe we got that in the first or second take. Paul Kovac’s banjo solo on that song is one of my favorites on this record, and I think it brings the song to another level.”

Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Since I’ve Been Gone” by Thor Platter:

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Oct 24th, Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot

Oct 26th Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club

Oct 27th Buffalo, NY @ Sportsmens Tavern

Oct 28th Rochester, NY @ Abilene

Nov 3rd Zanesville, OH @ Weasel Boy Brewing

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