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Jeff Parker is
a bluegrass music stalwart known for
his timeless singing and virtuoso mandolin
skills. Parker is currently a vital
member of The Dailey and Vincent
Band, performing over 100 shows per year
worldwide. "Go Parker!" is
Jeff's first new cd since 2004's "Two
Roads to Travel," which garnered
tremendous airplay on bluegrass radio
stations around the world.
Recorded at The Lonesome Day Recording
Studio in Kentucky, "Go Parker!" is
a re-dedication of Jeff's recording
career featuring an eclectic mix of
songs ranging from heartbreak to lighthearted
fun. The album takes
its name from jubilant audience members
yelling his name when he takes the
stage each night and features special
guests Dailey and Vincent on the tracks "Plant
Some Flowers by My Graveside" and "Let's
Be Sweethearts Again." In addition,
the lovely and talented Cia
Cherryholmes duets on "When
I Loved You." The
collection ends with a cover of Conway
Twitty's "Hello Darlin'," which
appears on special request
from his fans.
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Jeff Parker was
born in 1961 and began playing guitar
at age six.
His father (Vester Parker)
was a musician at the Renfro
Valley Barn Dance. At
age 12, Jeff saw his first live
performance of the Russell
was amazed with the mandolin. Harold
Russell lent Jeff a
mandolin, and he started playing
with his family band, Sounds
of Gospel. Jeff's first
professional gig was as a fill-in
player for Larry Sparks on
a Renfro Valley show. At age
Jeff and other friends formed
a band called Train 45 that played
for a couple of years. At age
25, Jeff was hired as a full
time staff musician at Renfro
Valley. He worked there until
1994. From 1995-2001, Jeff, his
brother Mike, Terry Wolfe,
and David Osborne played
in the band Wilderness
Trail. In 2001,
Jeff auditioned with the Lonesome
River Band, and he was
their mandolin player and
singer until joining The Dailey
and Vincent band where he has
a happy home since.
-Joe Ross, staff
writer, Bluegrass Now
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