Music: Parker Millsap

Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.

click to enlarge Parker Millsap
Parker Millsap

Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers. The latest native Okie to make his presence known in a fairly big way is Parker Millsap, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter with a penchant for heartfelt storytelling on a canvas that includes Country, Rock and Blues and who looks a little like a cross between Leonardo DiCaprio and Jason Isbell, has a raspy voice that cuts through the air like the rusty whistle on a Gospel train and attacks his slice-of-life lyrics with the damnation-be-damned passion of a tent-revival preacher. Read more about Millsap in this week's Sound Advice.


See Parker Millsap with Cari Ray Friday at Southgate House Revival. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .


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