Walter Parks at Gram Parson's Derry Down
Nov 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veteran blues and jazz guitarist, and Florida native, Walter Parks has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and as leader of the neo-southern rock group Swamp Cabbage.
Walter Parks’ unique guitar concept is a banjo-esque fingerpicking style that toggles between expressing the swamp’s foggy, ambient underbelly and its eminent danger via the use of a modicum of pleasant distortion.
Inspired by the sultry black gospel that wails from churches and roadhouses in the southeast, Parks’ raspy vocal lows and soaring operatic falsetto explore the frontier of the modern human spirit in search of a place where it can flourish.