thu29jul(jul 29)8:00 pmWALTER PARKS AND EDAN ARCHER8:00 pm

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In August 2020 writer, guitarist and vocalist Walter Parks was invited
by The Library of Congress to archive his research on and perform his
arrangements of music made by southeast Georgia’s Okefinokee Swamp
homesteaders – hollers, hymns and reels. For 10 years Parks, a Florida
native, served as the sideman guitarist to Woodstock Festival legend
Richie Havens. Now based out of St. Louis,  Walter has recently
co-written with Stan Lynch, former Tom Petty drummer, a single
released with his americana spirituals project called The Unlawful
Assembly co-founded by drummer Steven Williams.. Walter also tours
with his own trio Swamp Cabbage and with his solo show Swamp By
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Edan Archer’s swampy sensibilities come through loud and clear in the
grooves of Journey Proud, her voice is sultry as sweet tea and
crackles like the ever-present heat lightning of her Everglades
upbringing. All moonshine and honey, she gets gritty with dulcimer
magic and casts spells with intimate ballads and fingerpicking,
alternate tunings, and rich effects. As she pulls from her varied
influences–Appalachian folk, country, and rock, she creates music
that’s familiar yet fresh, music that reflects the listener’s life
experiences back to them.
There are swampy songs, honky-tonk tunes, alt-country cruisers, and a
samba-tinged nod or two to her Cuban heritage on Journey Proud, woven
together with her direct lyrical challenges to society’s idea of
gender roles and femininity, her throwback vocal vibrato, and fiery
fingerpicking. She sings of heartbreak, rebellion, substance abuse,
hard work, and spirituality–a micro-verse of American life told
through American musical styles. Journey Proud encompasses tales of
addiction, death, and even a bank robbery (a true story)–the subjects
may be tough, but it’s a beautiful listen.
Archer has performed at Stagecoach, SXSW, Americanafest, Canadian
Music Week and more. She plays both solo and with her band.
Edan Videos


29 (Thursday) 8:00 pm