Blues / Rock / Soul / Funk
Robert Allen Parker is a Memphis-based guitarist / songwriter / producer & veteran of both the creative midtown Memphis music scene as well as the downtown Memphis blues scene. His guitar style beckons the long line of blues rock greats; Cream-era Clapton, Steve Marriott, Hendrix, Leslie West & Duane Allman. The Memphis Flyer call Parker’s guitar playing “a perfect combination of growl & grit.” Gary Clark Jr. even complimented his guitar sound upon a recent visit to Beale Street. He has played with national / historic artists such as Rufus Thomas, Denise Lasalle, Luther & Cody Dickinson (of the North Mississippi Allstars), Valerie June, members of the Bar-Kays (Stax Records), & the Hi Rhythm Section (Hi Records). On the local Memphis music front, he has played with Beale Street blues legend Earl “The Pearl” Banks, Hope Clayburn (formely of jamband Deep Banana Blackout), Trouble No More (A Tribute To The Allman Brothers), Rodd Bland (son of blues legend Bobby Blue Bland) & many others.
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