Go Parker! - Jeff ParkerGo Parker!, the long-awaited solo project from Jeff Parker, mandolinist and vocalist with Dailey & Vincent, is now set for a July 9 release on Lonesome Day Records.

From a quick listen to extended samples on Airplay Direct, this sounds like it could be the next really big album of 2012. Parker has long been considered a strong, soulful and expressive singer, from when he first hit the national stage with Lonesome River Band, up through the present day where his harmony vocals cement the trio and quartet sound with Dailey & Vincent. Jamie and Darrin do give Jeff a chance to strut his stuff in their stage show, and for many fans, his segments are a real highlight of the set.

On Go Parker, he shows just how wide a range he has as a singer, covering classic bluegrass, traditional country and even a bit of pop music. Assisting in the studio were Ned Luberecki and Ron Stewart on banjo, Stewart on fiddle, Stephen Mougin on guitar and Mike Bub on bass. Cia Cherryholmes played banjo and sang duet with Jeff on one track.

Radio programmers can download tracks now for airplay.

Can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

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