Mike Parker joins David Parmley and Continental Divide

Mike ParkerWe just got a note from Ron Spears with news for fans of David Parmley and Continental Divide.

Mike Parker of Burea, KY has joined the band playing upright bass and singing lead and harmony vocals. He spent many years playing local festivals and venues in and around Kentucky, and performed regularly in Renfro Valley with family and friends. Mike is the brother of Vincent and Dailey’s mandolin player, Jeff Parker.

David is happy to have Mike on board…

“Having Mike in the band has been a real good step forward for us. Not only does Mike play the bass with great tone and timing but he can also handle singing several different harmony parts. The band will be concentrating on working up a good handful of Gospel Quartets to be featured in our future shows. We are all looking forward to that.”

Mike played his first shows on March 1 and also played the Argyle, TX and Mountain View, AK festivals with the band last weekend. He joins Ron Spears on mandolin/vocals, Billy Hurt on fiddle, Dale Perry on banjo and Parmley on guitar and vocals.

The guys will be in OH and WV this weekend and you can check their tour schedule online.

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