There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart is out now on CD and iTunes. LPs are on their way. We should have them within the month. You can go here to order the CD. And here to order the LP.
We’re looking for people to host Anders Parker Living Room Shows in September!
Anders will be playing these special solo shows in fan’s living rooms… no stage, no sound system.
We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.
We’re looking for hosts in the cities listed below and in surrounding areas. If you are near any of these cities and are interested in hosting please reach out!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 30
Thu Sept 4 : New York / Brooklyn NY
Fri Sept 5 : Albany NY / Vermont
Sat Sept 6 : Boston MA / Portland ME
Sun Sept 7 : Portland ME / Providence RI
Mon Sept 8 : Northampton MA / Providence RI
Tue Sept 9 : Off
Wed Sept 10 : Buffalo NY
Thu Sept 11 : Ohio
Fri Sept 12 : Chicago IL
Sat Sept 13 : Madison WI
Sun Sept 14 : St Louis MO
Mon Sept 15 : Springfield MO
Tue Sept 16 : Off
Wed Sept 17 : Off or ?
Thur Sept 18 : Brevard NC
Fri Sept 19 : Raleigh / Durhamn / Chapel Hill NC
Sat Sept 20: DC / Baltimore
Sun Sept 21: Baltimore / Philly
If you’re interested in hosting go here for more info and to submit your name for consideration.
Check out this interview with Anders and preview the full record streaming here on Wondering Sound:
In his sprawling, two-decade-plus career, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anders Parker has released a string of solo projects, played with the bands Varnaline, Space Needle, Gob Iron (a project with Jay Farrar) and Anders & Kendall (with Mascott’s Kendall Meade), and set unpublished Woodie Guthrie lyrics to music with Farrar, Jim James and Will Johnson. He is a powerful, dynamic force in American music. This month, he returns with his first solo effort in four years, the classic-rock inspired There’s a Blue Bird in My Heart (which will be released on June 17).
To read the whole interview and stream the new album, please visit Wondering Sound.
Sage Francis used the music from “Glass and Mirror Strays” (from Skyscraper Crow) as the backing track for his new song “Thank You”. His album, Copper Gone, comes out on June 3, 2014. You can find more information about his record here.
Here’s a live version of “Thank You”.
Animation by Myles David Jewell
The entire AP & Varnaline catalog to date has been reissued on iTunes. Go to the Shop page to check out the offerings. Varnaline’s Songs In A Northern Key is once again available after being off line for years.
AP will be hitting the road in September and he wants to play your living room (or small performance space, patio, garage, or boat house). If you’re interested in hosting him you can go HERE for more info and to submit your name for hosting. If you’ve not been to a house show they are a very intimate way to see music.
AP’s new album, There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart, is now available for pre-order from iTunes. The album will be released on CD and Vinyl (with digital download card) on June 17, 2014.
The new AP album, There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart, is up for pre-sale on iTunes. The iTunes only version has a bonus demo version of one of the album tracks.
You can preorder the album from iTunes here
The album will be out on June 17 on CD and vinyl (with digital download card).
All Anders Parker & Varnaline releases to date will be released on Anders’ new label, Recorded & Freed on May 20, 2014. All will be available digitally through fine digital music stores and streaming services. Songs in a Northern Key will be available for the first time in over three years. Here’s a full list of the records:
- 2010 Anders Parker Cross Latitudes
- 2009 Anders Parker Skyscrraper Crow
- 2007 Anders Parker 14th& Division
- 2006 Anders Parker Anders Parker
- 2005 Anders Parker The Wounded Astronaut
- 2004 Anders Parker Tell it to the Dust
- 2001 Varnaline Songs in a Northern Key
- 1998 Varnaline Sweet Life
- 1997 Varnaline A Shot and a Beer
- 1997 Varnaline Varnaline
- 1996 Varnaline Man of Sin
Hello and welcome to the new Anders Parker dot come website. We’re under construction right now, but things are moving along nicely. Please feel free to drop a line if you have any questions.
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