Walter Parks

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Walter Parks
Origin Jacksonville, Florida
Genres Blues, Rock, Jazz
Labels ZOHO Roots, Wildflower Records
Associated acts Dear John, The Wingtips, The Nudes, Swamp Cabbage
Website Walter Parks home page
Members Walter Parks

Walter Parks is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and bassist originally from Jacksonville, FL now living in Jersey City, New Jersey

Career[edit]

From 1991-99, Parks performed in the alternative-folk duo The Nudes with Stephanie Winters. The Nudes released three albums: The Nudes (1993), Velvet Sofa (1996),[1] and Boomerang (1998), and licensed recordings to an HBO series. Billboard magazine described the duo's first CD as unlike "anything else on the airwaves."[2] The Nudes reunited under "Stephanie Winters and Walter Parks" to perform a reunion show at Grace Church in September 2017.[3]

From 2001 to 2010, Parks toured with Richie Havens. Various venues included the Cannes Film Festival, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Monte Carlo Sporting Festival (Monaco), Chiasso Festate (Switzerland), Solidays (France) and Womad Festival (Australia, New Zealand). He played on Haven's albums Wishing Well (2002),[4] Grace of the Sun (2004) and Nobody Left to Crown (2008).

When Parks was not touring with Havens, he formed low country blues band, Swamp Cabbage, 2003 to present.[5] The band has released three studio recordings, HONK, SQUEAL, JIVE and one live recording.

In 2011 Parks worked with the Florida Ballet on a joint project "Ballet de Marais" that debuted October 1, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL.[6] 2015-2016 Parks researched music coming out of the Okefinokee Swamp in the 1940s and created a one-man show called "Swamp By Chandelier"[7]

Parks digitally released his debut solo self-titled CD in Dec' 2011[8] and a live solo acoustic CD, Cathedral, in Sept' 2016.

Discography[edit]

  • 1993 - The Nudes - self-titled (Acoustic America Records)
  • 1996 - The Nudes - Velvet Sofa (Acoustic America Records)
  • 1998 - The Nudes - Boomerang (Acoustic America Records)
  • 2003 - Swamp Cabbage - HONK (self-released)
  • 2008 - Swamp Cabbage - SQUEAL (ZOHO ROOTS)
  • 2010 - Swamp Cabbage - Live in NYC (self-released)
  • 2011 - Walter Parks solo CD[9]
  • 2012 - Swamp Cabbage - Drum Roll Please (self-released)
  • 2015 - Walter Parks - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) - Single [10]
  • 2016 - Swamp Cabbage - Jive
  • 2016 - Walter Parks - Cathedral

Singles[edit]

  • 2015 - Fly Me to the Moon[11]
  • 2017 - TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review by Mike Joyce, The Nudes Unadorned Folk, Washington Post, 8 March 1996
  2. ^ "Billboard" 4 December 1993
  3. ^ "Stephanie Winters & Walter Parks at Cathedral Arts Live". Jersey City Arts Council. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  4. ^ [1], Pure Music Interview with Richie Havens
  5. ^ [2] Gig History
  6. ^ [3] Florida Times Union 11-09-30
  7. ^ Walter Parks Music (2016-02-03), Walter Parks and Swamp By Chandelier "Coming Home", retrieved 2017-11-28 
  8. ^ [4] Feeling Anxious Press Release
  9. ^ [5] Feeling Anxious December 2011 Press Release
  10. ^ [6] Itunes
  11. ^ [7]

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