Jeff Parker is a multi-album recording artist and bluegrass fan-favorite from central Kentucky. Famous for his mandolin-playing and vocal lead singing, with over 30 years in music, Jeff has been part of the musical staff at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and performed and recorded across America and internationally with musical acts such as Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, the Lonesome River Band, Dailey & Vincent, and many more. With Dailey & Vincent, Jeff has performed multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden, and on national media networks like PBS, RFD-TV, Sirius XM, to the acclaim of critics and fans alike.
Jeff began playing guitar at age six with his father and biggest influence, Vester Parker, who encouraged Jeff, imparting the lesson that “[Y]ou need to practice. You have to know what you’re doing, and keep learning.” Jeff started playing the mandolin after he saw his first live performance of the Russell Brothers. For ten years, he performed at Renfro Valley where he was broadcast in over 200 radio stations with its Renfro Valley Sunday Morning. In 2001, Jeff began his partnership with the Lonesome River Band, and in 2007, he joined with The Dailey and Vincent band. Jeff’s collaboration with these groups has only grew his reputation as a leading vocal and instrumental talent and leading personality in bluegrass music.
As Jeff Parker & Company, he has produced four albums, “Two Roads to Travel” (2004), “Go Parker!” (2012), “It’s Christmas Time” (2013), and “Jeff Parker and Company” (2015), and "Time Has Made A Change" (2019). In 2020, Jeff Parker, as Jeff Parker & Colin Ray released a studio album, "My Hometown."
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