• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Parker Millsap, Vulnerable


Een nummer dat véél meer soul aanvoelt dan country én dan nog eens een psychedelische touch uit de jaren zestig heeft. Het zou evengoed een Beatles nummer geweest kunnen zijn. Zalig hoe een vette Hammond orgel een bodem legt en Parker de gitaar erover drapeert.

Voor de kenners: neen, geen familie van de legendarische Ronnie Milsap (met één L).

"This song is called "Vulnerable". It's about listening and being listened to. It's about being strong by being soft. It's a reminder to myself to be kind."


Be Here Instead verschijnt op 9 april via Okrahoma Records/Thirty Tigers.


Luister ook naar: The Real Thing

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Parker Millsap is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Purcell, Oklahoma, playing a blend of blues, country, rock, Americana, and folk music. Named one of Americana Music Association's 2014 Emerging Artists of the Year after the release of his eponymous album, Millsap garnered attention with his song "Truck Stop Gospel", which has been featured on NPR's music program The Record. Playing with childhood friend Michael Rose on bass and Daniel Foulks on the fiddle. Millsap's musical style has drawn comparisons to early Elvis Presley. In addition to singing, he plays guitar, harmonica and banjo.

He attributes his musical influence to growing up in a Pentecostal Church and listening to blues with his parents.

He has opened for Patty Griffin, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shovels & Rope, Lake Street Dive, John Fullbright, Jason Isbell, and Sarah Jarosz,as well as headlining tours of his own, and counts Elton John as a fan. Millsap's television appearances include Conan and Austin City Limits.

Millsap has released five studio albums. His 2016 release, The Very Last Day, was declared the 11th best roots album of the year by No Depression. His fourth album, Other Arrangements, was released on May 4, 2018. Other Arrangements features a more blues, rock, and pop-focused sound than his previous work and is his first release to feature electric instruments.

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