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Parker Millsap Headlines The Bowery Ballroom on Friday Night

April 28th, 2016

Singer-songwriter Parker Millsap has a duality to his music. He grew up in a small town in Oklahoma singing hymns in church while also studying old blues albums. As a result, his mix of alt-country, Americana, blues and folk gives him a truly unique sound. His third studio full-length, The Very Last Day (stream it below), came out a month ago to a fair amount of acclaim. “The first thing you notice about Parker Millsap is the immediacy of his delivery. His fiery take on Americana—a genre more than happy to wallow in its time-tested tropes—somehow manages to come across as fresh without his having to reinvent the wheel,” writes AllMusic. “The bluesy guitar, harmonica, fiddle and early rock rhythms offer a familiar enough framework, but the raspy intensity of his high tenor vocals and the electricity of his craft put him in a league of his own.” And as terrific as his recorded work is, Millsap (above, performing “Hades Plea” live for Music City Roots) and his music are best experienced live. See him tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Caroline Rose opens the show.