Parker Kindred

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Parker Kindred
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Origin New York, New York
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments drums
Associated acts Jeff Buckley, Mick Grøndahl, Michael Tighe, Black Beetle, The A.M., Adam Green, Antony and the Johnsons, Joan As Police Woman, The Thrift Unit, Amen Dunes

Parker Kindred is an American drummer who played in the band of Jeff Buckley, appearing on his unfinished second album, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk in 1997, as well as playing live with Buckley and the rest of his band at Arlene's Grocery on February 9, 1997.[1] Kindred was introduced to Buckley through Mick Grøndahl,[citation needed] then Buckley's bassist, as a replacement for previous drummer Matt Johnson. After Buckley's death Kindred continued to work with the other band members on other projects in New York. Kindred, with Michael Tighe and Buckley's then-girlfriend, Joan Wasser, formed Black Beetle.[2] Shortly after Wasser embarked on a solo career and the band split up. However Tighe and Kindred continued to play together and later went on to form The A.M. with bassist Andrew Wyatt.[3] Their debut self-titled LP was released in 2003 by Storm Music.

In a turn of fortune Kindred left the band and was replaced by Matt Johnson, whom he had replaced as a member of Buckley's band. Since then he has worked with numerous other artists including Antony and the Johnsons,[4] Joan As Police Woman, Adam Green, Grand Mal and Mike Bones.The UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm featured a two-page article on Kindred in January 2009.[5]


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