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Peter Parcek

Peter Parcek’s daring, incendiary and soulful style is a distinctive hybrid. He weaves rock, gypsy-jazz, country, folk, and blues—especially blues—into a tapestry of melody, harmony and daredevil solos that push those styles to their limits without sacrificing the warmth of his own personality.

Peter calls his approach "soul guitar," an appellation that alludes to his playing’s depth of feeling and character, as well as its deepest roots in classic American music. But Peter’s sensibilities are equally attuned to the future.

Peter’s journey as a musician began when the Vietnam War erupted and he graduated high school

Mississippi Suitcase

Label: Lightnin' Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The World Is Upside Down; Everybody Oughta Make A Change; Beyond Here Lies Nothin; The Supernatural; Life's A One Way Ticket; Mississippi Suitcase (Slight Return); She Likes To Boogie Real Low; Until My Love Come Down; Eleanor Rigby; Waiting For The Man; A Head Full Of Ghosts.

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Fall 2020

Read "Fall 2020" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Heathcote Hill “the stories we are told" 311 Music 2020 Roots-music artists too often sacrifice ...

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven

Label: Lightnin' Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: World Keep On Turning; See That My Grave Is Kept Clean; Pat Hare; Ashes to Ashes; Every Drop of Rain ; Shiver; Things Fall Apart; Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven; Mississippi Suitcase; Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Parcek: Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven

Read "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" reviewed by Doug Collette

Ably aided and abetted as is Peter Parcek on Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, he never runs the risk of his own contributions being overshadowed by the esteemed likes of his guests including North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson, Muscle Shoals veteran Spooner Oldham and long-time Willie Nelson band member Micky Raphael. he guitarist/vocalist/songwriter acquits himself ...


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