Photo by Samantha Lamb
Nashville, TN – The self-titled debut from Oklahoma born singer-storyteller Parker Millsap will be released February 4th via Okrahoma Records. The album features 10 originals that tackle themes of redemption, love, and twisted takes on real life characters. Millsap is already making a name for himself with his intensely captivating live performances, most nights converting believers after just one song. He grew up in the tiny town of Purcell (pop. 5,952) where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Millsap doesn’t consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own.
Millsap’s vocal unvarnished and gritty enough at times to come from a man twice his years, also has the ability to croon like a Motown veteran. The themes on the album cover everything from late night characters in “Quite Contrary” to Sunday mornings, “Please Forgive Me”. Millsap has an easy finger-picking guitar style and a and knack for compelling and descriptive narratives. The soulful and fervent “Truck Stop Gospel” tells a story of a bible selling trucker, attempting to cast demons out of a parking lot prostitute. Completely opposite is the touching “Yosemite”, a ballad about an individual’s desperation.
Parker Millsap was recorded and produced by Wes Sharon (John Fulbright/Turnpike Troubadours) at his 115 Studios in Norman, OK. On the road Parker Millsap is joined by a tightly knit ensemble which includes upright bass player Michael Rose and fiddler Daniel Foulks.
If you’ll take some time to get to know Parker Millsap and his music, you’ll agree that he’s a classic in the making. Millsap will be hitting the road in support of his upcoming release. Please visit: http://parkermillsap.com/ for tour dates.