Oklahoma – bred Parker Millsap has just announced that his 5th studio album and his first in almost three years, ” Be Here Instead”, will be released on April 9th. And it apparently sees a shift in style from the gritty and high-energy folk the Nashville based artist is known for, as well as a departure from the guitar-and-notebook approach to songwriting that shaped his earlier work. Sonically it sees Millsap experimenting with a wide variety of expressive forms
Although ” Be Here Instead” often finds Millsap wandering into new terrain, the album remains firmly grounded in the sophisticated musicianship he began honing as a kid growing up in the small town of Purcell. Raised on Texas singer/songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, he started writing songs on acoustic guitar in his early teens, then made his debut at the age of 19 with the 2012 album Palisade. With his self-titled sophomore effort arriving in 2014, Millsap released both The Very Last Day and Other Arrangements to widespread praise, with famed rock critic Ann Powers dubbing him a “star in the making” and Rolling Stone stating that the latter album “mingle[s] the sacred and profane to rollicking effect.” Through the years, he’s also made his name as a captivating live act, opening for the likes of Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams and taking the stage at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Newport Folk Fest. And in a particularly memorable turn of events, Millsap joined singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz for a 2016 show in Atlanta and drew raves from none other than Sir Elton John, who hailed the performance as “one of the best concerts I have ever seen” and noted that the night “restored my faith in music.”
” Be Here Instead ” is available to pre-order now https://orcd.co/behereinstead
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