Nels Andrews & Ian Thomas Parks
Nels Andrews has spent the last decade wandering, gathering songs, and singing them all over the globe, sharing them around campfires, clubs, coffee shops, festivals, and living room floors.
Critically, he's struck a nerve, earning songwriting awards from prestigious US festivals such as Kerrville, Telluride, and Mountain Stage. BBC 2s legendary DJ Bob Harris (The Old Grey Whistle Test) has recognized his work as an album of the year. He has been in the top 5 of the year Americana UK charts, as well as KRO Dutch National Radio, Alt-country NL, Ctrl Alt Country (Belgium), and the European Radio Americana Chart . Nels' premiere album Sunday Shoes continued to find itself in Top Ten albums of the year lists, almost always as the only independent release.
His second album, Off Track Betting, received similar critical acclaim, leading to headlining shows at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, and national television broadcast from the legendary Bim Huis in The Netherlands. Nels has shared stages across the US and Europe with the likes of Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Dick Gaughan, Slaid Cleaves, and The Tallest Man on Earth, main stage performances at Kerrville, Telluride, and twice on the main stage at Holland's TakeRoot festival, The Big Big Country festival in Glasgow, Scotland, and The Orange/Vodaphone Evolution festival in Newcastle.
His new record Scrimshaw is the second collaboration with producer Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell, Ani Difranco,
Andrew Bird). Scrimshaw was released in April in Europe, debuted at #1 on the Euro-Americana charts and is already gathering rave reviews.
Ian Thomas Parks:
Former Seattleite and rock troubadour Ian Parks is best known as the front man of the band An American Starlet, of which No Depression claimed "combine the heartache of classic country with the minor key flare of Northwest Indie rock". The band's two records "Sweet Country Melodies" and "The Dutchess of Hazard" caught critical attention and a warm reception in Americana radio which led to playing shows with BR-549, John Doe, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Jesse Sykes, and the Greencards. Parks' songs of longing and redemption are welded together with melodies that stay with you long after they leave the room. Parks is currently in the process of recording a new album, tracked live at The Wallflowers' LA studio.
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