Saturday, January 31, 2015
Toronto harpmaster Roly Platt has been on the blues music scene for decades as an award-winning sideman. For Inside Out, his tremendous first solo album, he's enlisted the help of Hamilton Blues superstar Steve Strongman and the fabulous soulman Jordan John from Oakville.
Roly showcases his artistic mastery of the harmonica in the many soulful and funky instrumentals, He also makes some great choices for instrumental covers (Over the Rainbow, I Got A Woman, Georgia on My Mind) and does justice them all. There's also a couple of great vocal tracks (mostly featuring the aforementioned Mr. Strongman and Mr. John).
Together with John Tilden (Guitar), Russ Boswell (Bass) Al Cross (Drums) and Lance Anderson (Keys) the band create a powerful vibe. This is definitely a kick-ass team!
The album can be bought and downloaded through Roly's site or purchased through iTunes.
Video above courtesy of Roly Platt
Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers
Blast from the Past: Video of Roly Playing with Suzie Vinnick
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