Oklahoma born and raised, Parker Millsap, will debut his self-titled release on February 4 on Okrahoma Records. Announced on Wednesday, October 10, the album features 10 original singles that surrounds themes folks his age and older are always wading through; redemption, love and dynamic tales on real-life characters. Millsap has been making a name for himself with his energetic and lively stage performances. Millsap grew up in a Pentecostal family, so his songwriting bears the tales of much of his experience during his upbringing. In the vein of Tom Waits, Millsap blends blues with country and rock for a unique sound.
Millsap sings with a mix of a Motown style with enough grit to have the experience of a longtime veteran of life's affairs. His tale on real-life characters takes shape on the single, "Quite Contrary," and "Please Forgive Me," seems to soak in the aftermath of a night (or weekend) being rowdy and disgraceful. With "Truck Stop Gospel," a Bible-selling trucker is attempting to cast demons out of a parking lot prostitute. This single might have you wondering if Millsap is questioning his charismatic religious background. The opposite effect of desperation and yearning, hits home on "Yosemite."
The album was recording and produced by Wes Sharon (John Fulbright and Turnpike Troubadours) at Sharon's 115 Studios in Norman, OK. Parker Millsap is backed by his upright bass player, Michael Rose and fiddler Daniel Foulks, while on the road.
In March of 2013, Millsap's musical style caught the ear of John Fulbright, of whom he joined in opening on Fulbright's tour and has just been slated to perform for Old Crow Medicine Show's New Year's Even performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Source: All Eyes Media