Singer/Songwriter, Jim Parker: Live At "Music On The Green", 7/6

All summer long, the Town of Mountain Village, Telluride, is filled with the sound of music – and more. For details, go here.

In addition to the ever popular Sunset Concert Series, other not-to-be-missed live music shows are the early evening Music on the Green concerts, produced by Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove and Club Red fame.

Music on the Green takes place in Reflection Plaza just outside the Madeline Hotel, 5 – 7 p.m. (Excluding July 13 & 27.)

Next up: Jim Parker, a part-time local, straight to you from Nashville.

Scroll down to listen to Clint Viebrock’s podcast with Jim.

Go here to listen to tracks from Jim Parker’s “I Say Yes,” lyrics with his wife- and writing partner Lee Anne Pilson.

 

Jim Parker

 

Jim Parker got an early start in music. Growing up in Alabama: He sang in church choir; formed a band while in school; learned to play the guitar to simplify the scheduling process; was a touring and session musician in his 20s.

In his touring life Jim was an opening act for big names such as Kenny Rogers, BJ Thomas and Ray Charles.

Parker left the life of an itinerant musician to try family and stability. After decades of making a living in the “real” world, Jim again heard the clarion call of music and returned to Nashville in 1999. Among his musician friends, he was writing songs, singing in the clubs frequented by other pickers.

Jim and Lee Anne Pilson, now married, got together in 2002, and have been co-writing music since. Parker’s new album, I Say Yes, released in 2017, has 10 songs he has written or co-written. Lee Anne collaborated on six tracks. Some of the musicians on the album will be familiar to Telluride listeners: Jerry Douglas on Dobro; John Cowan on vocals for example.

 

Lee Anne Pilson

Jim’s oh-so-country voice is prominent on this very personal release. Having listened a lot to this album, I can only say I’m looking forward to hearing his set at Music on the Green in the Mountain Village Friday, July 6.

If you like Country, come on out!

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