At 25 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.
He first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band with classmate, Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. Over the years he recruited musicians Daniel Foulks (fiddle) and Andrew Bones (Drums) to join his band.
Parker’s first three full-length releases – 2012’s Palisade, 2014’s self-titled LP, and 2016’s The Very Last Day – showcased a primal mastery of acoustic folk rock, with their flourish for revelation and fiery dynamics, all recorded with extreme precision, purpose and efficiency.
Parker’s newest album, Other Arrangements, (released 5/4/18 via Thirty Tigers) finds him taking bold steps in new directions. Associated press says “Parker Millsap rocks harder than ever on his fourth album.” And Rolling Stone calls Other Arrangements Parker’s “tightest, sharpest and most infectious set of songs to date.”
Videos & Press
[Rolling Stone] Clip for track from Millsap’s 2018 album ‘Other Arrangements’ captures gorgeous natural scenery in Utah and Colorado By Jeff Gage Parker Millsap highlights the majesty of life on the road in his vibrant new music video for “Let a Little Light In,” a track from 2018’s Other Arrangements LP. Directed by Tim Duggan, […]
[NPR] By Jewly Hight If you peruse interviews that Parker Millsap has done over the last half-decade or so, you’ll find that he’s frequently been asked to unpack how he applies his intellectual restlessness, literary skill and mischievousness inclinations to his Pentecostal churchgoing experiences. For two consecutive albums, the Oklahoma born singer, songwriter and bandleader […]