If you haven’t yet heard of Parker Millsap, and are a fan of folk music, I'll bet that in the near future you will. I have pretty much been listening nonstop to this 21 year olds debut album, titled Parker Millsap.
It’s shelved under CD-Folk music, but it is also equal parts country and blues. His voice can sound rough, wild and raucous on some songs, (Truck Stop Gospel and Quite Contrary), and can also sound soft and soulful on others (The Villain). But it’s his lyrics that really impressed me, especially for someone so young and for a debut performance. He has been nominated by the Americana Music Association as Emerging Artist of the Year and has recently been mentioned in USA Today, NPR Morning Edition, American Songwriter and Country Weekly.
The Purcell, Oklahoma native has already teamed up with the likes of Grammy nominee John Fullbright and Old Crow Medicine Show. You could catch him this summer opening for Patty Griffin, or if I win my bet, you can pay the big bucks later on when he will be the headliner.