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Friday, 27 December 2013

Jonathan Parker - They'll Never Play My Songs In Nashville 2013

Jonathan Parker - They'll Never Play My Songs In Nashville 2013



Jonathan Parker & The Bel-Airs, are a no apologies, traditional, country/honkytonk band from deep in the moonshining swamps of Johnston County NC. Jonathan Parker began his trek in the music business 13 years ago in the rock/alternative world with his heavy rock band, The Cardinal Effect. After extensive touring in support of their tribunal records, debut LP, the group disbanded and went their separate ways. A hard hitting rock bottom, following a long battle with drug addiction, led Parker back down the path he'd always dreamed of. With hopes of someday being able to write, record, and tour with his own brand of traditional country music, he started piecing together a "strictly traditional" country band. Later forming what is now known as his band, The Bel-Airs: Jonathan Parker on Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Kelly Allen on Lead Guitar, Danny Kelly on Drums, Jimmy Mitchell on Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals, and the legendary Clyde Mattocks on Pedal Steel Guitar. After constructing a collection of original material and several honkytonk gigs under their belt, the band have finally made plans to release their debut LP, "They'll Never Play My Songs In Nashville", in the spring of 2013. In a world of watered down BS, force fed by today's radio, Jonathan Parker & The Bel-Airs are certainly a breath of fresh air to any traditional country/honkytonk fan! For fans of : Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin