Since the public launch of The Harp Wah (about 2 months ago), I’ve been using my “pre-production” model on live shows & in a couple of harmonica sessions. I have to say I’m really pleased with the tone and performance of this unique harp cup/resonator device. I think what I appreciate the most is that […]
This resonating harmonica cupping device produces a unique, affected “wah wah” sound which is not available using typical hand cupping methods alone. The Harp Wah™ is not intended to take the place of your regular hand cupping techniques on the harp. This product, which is actually the first non-attaching “cup mute” for harmonica, was designed […]
I’m very pleased to announce that The Harp Wah™ (The Better Cup Mute), is now available for pre-order at: www.harmonicamute.com
Shared Harvest Farm’s Harmonica Retreat Workshop – Dunnville, Ontario With: Roly Platt, Adam Gussow, Mike Stevens June 23, 24, 25, 2017 Learn More http://www.sharedharvestfarm.ca/harmonica-retreat.html Workshops will include 3 chord song structure, comping vibrato and tone, demystify licks and learn your favourite runs, bluegrass, playing effectively and simply, 1st 2nd and 3rd position playing, tunings, rhythm […]
I will soon be launching a new product I’ve been working on – the “Harp Wah™”. Stay Tuned….
Before I became a endorsee of Seydel, I was just a happy fan of their Steel Reed harps. Here is why I switched to Seydel after 40 years of playing the “other guy’s”.
Début Show – Roly Platt & The James Anthony Band Fri. Aug. 12, 2016 Live at Sticky Fingers Barrie Starts: Fri, 12/08/16 at 9:30 p.m. Sticky Fingers Barrie, Ontario, Canada free –
Shared Harvest Farm’s 4th Annual Harmonica Retreat Workshop With: Roly Platt, Ronnie Shellist, Mike Stevens June 24th, 25th & 26th 2016 Learn More http://www.sharedharvestfarm.ca/harmonica-retreat.html Workshops will include 3 chord song structure, comping vibrato and tone, demystify licks and learn your favourite runs, bluegrass, playing effectively and simply, 1st 2nd and 3rd position playing, tunings, rhythm […]
A great afternoon at Number 9 studios today, recording harp on David Clayton-Thomas’s new album. What a great sounding record this should be with George Koller and David producing. A pleasure to work with these two pros on this!
Getting together to play with longtime great friends is one the highlights of being a musician. This Friday, in Sudbury will BE one of those times. The show includes the Russell de Carle Trio, Wendell Ferguson and Katherine Wheatley and Suzie Vinnick and Roly Platt. Read More …
Some very special magic happening – an amazing concert with Rita Chiarelli and Jane Lewis, backed by David Woodhead & Jason LaPrade. It was an very memorable show for me. It was an amazing weekend teaching Harp at this year’s WinterFolk camp in Haliburton.
I’m honoured to have been chosen as a new Endorsee for Seydel Harmonicas of Germany. I’ve been playing some of these for the past year, particularly their “steel reed” harps. I’m really impressed with the strength of these and they are far outlasting anything I’ve played in the past, which is huge. I’m also impressed […]
Congrats to my friends who made Stingray’s top 10! Here is the top ten list. Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar: Send The Nightingale Michael Jerome Browne: Sliding Delta Rick Fines: Driving Home Blackburn: Brothers In This World Roly Platt: Inside Out (featuring: Steve Strongman and Jordan John) Bernard Allison: In The Mix Brad Hatfield: For […]
CD “Inside Out” lists at #75 of 200. See Report:
Looking forward to performing tonight with Lance Anderson’s sold-out show “The Last Waltz” at Peter’s Players – Gravenhurst. Hoping to channel a little Butterfield.
A Big thanks to all the voting members of the MBAs for my nomination this year Harmonica Player of the Year”. Great bunch of players in this year’s selection: Nominees: Guy Bélanger Harpdog Brown Jerome Godboo Roly Platt Steve Marriner
I’d like to say a big thanks to the many folks that made the Southside Shuffle a great musical success – (yes, in spite of the crazy weather): To all the fans who came out and hung in there – you were so great, Chuck Jackson and all the volunteers and staff who worked […]
Sat. Sept 12, 7:00 pm Heath and Sherwood Stage (Sab Memorial Stage) I’m really looking forward to my show on Sat. Sept 12 on the main stage at the fabulous Southside Shuffle this year. Joining me will be Lance Anderson, Russ Boswell, Al Cross and Terry Blersh. I’ll be playing many of the cuts from […]
Airplay report for the month of August, 2015 1 — SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR — Send the Nightingale — Independent 2 — MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE — Sliding Delta — Borealis 3 — ROLY PLATT — Inside Out — Independent 4 — RICK FINES — Driving Home — Independent 5 — THE BROS. LANDRETH — […]
Still tracking great on the Root Music Report for Roots and Blues.
Nice quote from “Blues Matters!” UK’s Leading Blues Magazine “…he [Platt] is very brave in tackling the 1930’s classic Over The Rainbow, virtually playing solo with just a small dose of piano … technically his most accomplished playing on the album. Read full Review at Blues Matters! – Issue 83