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Genre: Country / Psychedelic / Southern Rock
Location GARDEN CITY, MICHIGAN, US
Profile Views: 15238
Last Login: 8/31/2009
Member Since 1/19/2005
Record Label Wrecked 'Em Records
Type of Label Indie
BioBill Parker was a hootin’, hollerin’ whammin’ jammin’ old tyme country outfit hailing from Detroit, Michigan. You can call it bluegrass, honky-tonk, country, americana, or rockabilly, but they called it rock and roll. Bill Parker brought their own whiskey-soaked brand of forlorn, foot-stomping ditties with topics ranging from drinking and dying, to loneliness and the lord. .. .. Bill Parker first appeared in rural Michigan in1997 as a two-piece guitar team. Arlo Pickens belted out the tunes and plucked an acoustic guitar while Hank Diesel played lead with an electric guitar. They played several shows in various dives and basements throughout Michigan. In December 1999, Ronnie Nashville was added on drums, playing a diverse kit made of boxes, cans, and bottles. Ronnie’s next show with Bill Parker wouldn’t be until the summer of 2000, where he switched to bass guitar. Something was still missing. While recording at Sonic Doom Studios in December of 2000, Jerry Bayou, a long time friend of the band, was asked to provide some drums for the demo tapes. The last piece of the puzzle was put into place. .... The four-piece version of Bill Parker first publicly assembled in May of 2001. Its members, culled from various hardcore, punk, and metal bands, were all united by a common love of country and Midwestern. Bill Parker’s influences included The Carter Family, Ween, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Sr., Tom Waits, The Louvin Brothers, The Clash, and Johnny Cash. In conclusion, they rocked you. .... “If I had a band like you guys when I was younger, I really could’ve made something of myself.” - Hasil Adkins .... “We’re more rock than a television flyin’ out of a hotel window and we’re more country than the guy who picks it up and takes it home.” - Arlo Pickens .... “If you want to feed Bill Parker, place the food on the ground and back away slowly.” - Bill Parker (deceased)
MembersArlo "Chicken" Pickens - Vocals, Guitar.. "Howlin'" Hank Diesel - Lead Guitar.. Ronnie "Ronnie" Nashville - Bass.. "Shotgun" Jerry Bayou - drums..
InfluencesThe Carter Family, Ween, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Sr., Tom Waits, The Louvin Brothers, The Clash, and Johnny Cash
Sounds LikeA little bit country. A little bit rock and roll... .. .. .. .. ..
1 Song | Sep 21, 2008
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