The Parson Red Heads

by Landry on November 11, 2008

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The nicest people you’ll ever meet. Gentle, soft spoken, easygoing… they’re like family – heck, they are family. Evan on lead guitar and lead vocals (who incidentally looks like Kurt Cobain) plays with his betrothed, Brette on drums (very red headed) and sister Erin on all things keys – here grooving the Hammond B3 (we love that!!) – plus rockin’ tambourine; tallman Sam plays guitar and sings such sweet backup vocals; David measures in with steady bass; and Aaron plays acoustic guitar.

parson-red-heads_09_luxury-wafersThe Parson Redheads have a lovey dovey, feelgood vibe. Soooooooo CSNY (extraordinarily Graham Nash), they spread luscious harmonies like a pastel cloudscape at sunset. Got It All is ultra-reminiscent of Nash’s idyllic Our House. The Parson Redheads magically move within an atmospheric afterglow of the late 60s, early 70s.

Mention of the band brings to mind a prodigious number of performers dressed in white. Although they have been known to include quite a few, we had only 6 Parson Readheads in the studio, outfitted in regular street attire. Lighting quick (think of sheet lightning on a balmy southern day) they carved a sculpture in my memory bank as an instant classic – as in on the top shelf with my favorite records hall of fame, not 70′s Camaro. Evan, their lead singer, is a quiet yet powerful force guiding the kindhearted crew. A good blend of The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, their songs are peace and love. Even Bambi would feel comfy and safe in the room with this crew.

Among the songs played, they even covered a 1964 song written by Carole King and made famous by Herman’s Hermits, a song you may have heard on a Partridge Family rerun. Alot like the Beach Boys. We decided not to post it since we don’t technically have full permissions, but you can hear their boppy happy version at The Parson Redheads’ Myspace page.

Unless you’re the type who stomps bunnies for fun, you won’t be able to resist the infectious goodness of The Parson Redheads.

For a good dose, check out the tracks (option/click to download):

County Line

Days of My Youth

Out To Sea


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