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Meet Jeff Parker...

Jeff Parker

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 performed and recorded across America and internationally with musical acts such as 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.

He leads Jeff Parker & Company, which has produced four albums, “Two Roads to Travel” (2004), “Go Parker!” (2012), “It’s Christmas Time” (2013), and “Jeff Parker and Company” (2015). His fifth album, “My Home Town,” is being recorded with Slack Key Studios in Nashville, TN, and is set to be released this year.

In 2019, Jeff Parker & Company will be touring across the country at a venue near you. For booking information, email jeffmusicmando@yahoo.com for more information. For your merchandise needs and to keep in touch, visit Jeff on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Colin Ray

Colin Ray is from Lincolnton, North Carolina. He began playing music at the age of six when he got his first guitar as a Christmas present. He followed that up by learning banjo and mandolin under close instruction from Darin Aldridge. Colin will
be a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a major in Spanish and minors in Bluegrass and General Business. Colin has been a member of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band in various capacities on Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo. He was a member of the band Dreamcatcher for nearly a year on mandolin and Vocals. He is excited to begin playing and singing with Jeff Parker & Company!

Colin Ray

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Joey Cox made a big mark in bluegrass when he hit the scene early in the aughts. As a teen, his interest was in the more adventurous style of Scott Vestal, but Cox quickly figured out that even Scott knew how to tone it down for band work, and Joey began studying the music of Earl Scruggs and J.D. Crowe.

 

Once people started hearing him play, professional acts quickly became interested in this young banjo picker. In the space of 10 years, he played with Lou Reid & Carolina, Blue Ridge, and Kenny & Amanda Smith, before spending 3 years on the road with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

 

You may have heard him play on Blue Ridge albums I’m Getting Ready or Side By Side, with Alan Bibey and Junior Sisk, or Quicksilver recordings like Lonely Street or Help Is On The Way.

 

Getting a crash course in the touring life as a young man, Cox took a break in ’10 to try his hand at the workaday world, playing bluegrass for fun instead of his career. But when Jeff Parker came calling, Joey knew that this was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

Joey Cox

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David Chrisley is a bassist from Virginia. He has perfprmed with Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder and Beverly Horton & the Turkey Creek Band.

 

He would like to thank the Lord for saving him at a young age, as well as his mom, dad, and friends for pushing him to stay in music.

David Chrisley

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Max Silverstein grew up in Bangor, Maine. After starting to learn how to play the Violin at age 6, Max soon began learning how to fiddle. Max graduated from East Tennessee State University in May of 2019 with a Major in Bluegrass.

 

He was a member of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band playing both Fiddle and Guitar. Max has also toured with a popular Bluegrass Gospel band known as Chosen Road and was a member of the band, Dreamcatcher. Max is now looking forward to playing alongside Jeff Parker and the rest of the band!

Max Silverstein

Jeff Parker with Colin Ray (guitar)

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