VETERAN GUITARIST BRINGS THE BLUES TO DOWNTOWN EASTON
EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, October 28, 2013 – Mercantile Home in downtown Easton, will present WALTER PARKS: Live at the Gold Room, inside the Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel at 140 Northampton Street on Saturday, November 9th at 8pm. Presented as part of the Mercantile Distinctive Music Series, veteran blues guitarist and songwriter Walter Parks will perform an intimate set featuring selections from his self titled solo album, as well as works from his various musical projects.
Veteran blues guitarist Walter Parks has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, half of the folk-duo the Nudes, and leader of the southern swamp-blues group Swamp Cabbage. He has marked thirty years in the music industry with his debut as a solo artist and the release of a self-titled album. Inspired by the swampy gospel blues that wails from storefront churches and roadhouses in and around the southeast Georgia low country, Parks’ music is full of boot-stomping, guitar-strumming tunes that explore matters of the soul and spirit, built upon a foundation of jazz and folk.“
“We are very pleased to bring Walter to downtown Easton. His virtuoso guitar playing, smokey vocals, and troubadour narratives make for a terrific live show. This is a perfect addition to our Distinctive Music Series,” explains Mercantile co-owner Ron Morris.
The Mercantile Distinctive Music Series brings outstanding established and emerging musical artists to various downtown Easton venues. Previous performers have included Kishi Bashi, Sonya Kitchell and the Brooklyn Strings, Kenny White, Decembersongs, Hedda Lettuce, and Judy Collins.
Tickets for Walter Parks: Live at the Gold Room are available at Mercantile Home and online at www.mercantilehome.com. Tickets are $18, and seating is limited. Mercantile Home is located at 140 Northampton Street in downtown Easton and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am – 8pm .