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Parker McCollum with Nathan Bonnes
August 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
At just 22 years old, Parker McCollum is already earning comparisons to critically acclaimed artists like Ryan Bingham and John Mayer. However, the young singer-songwriter has also worked tirelessly to establish his own name, a fact that is evident on his striking full-length debut album, The Limestone Kid, which will be released on Feb. 24, 2015. The 11-song record (featuring nine originals written by Parker — a writer mature beyond his age — and a guest appearance from steel guitar legend Lloyd Maines) covers an impressive amount of musical ground, from the driving roots rock of “Lucy” to the introspective heartbreak of the album’s first single, “Meet You in the Middle.” A rising star on the regional music scene, McCollum and his stellar band plan to take their energetic show on tour this year to celebrate the release of The Limestone Kid. For show updates and more: parkermccollum.com
When Nathan Bonnes was in a high school band, he received a biting piece of advice on how to improve the sound of his band – let someone else sing into the microphone. Looking back, he has to admit that this piece of advice was true. Things have gotten drastically better for Nathan Bonnes since then. As he entered college and began to hone his songwriting skills, he grew into his baritone voice, and started being invited to sing into the microphone all over the great state of Texas. While other musically inclined college students were piddling around on their guitar in spare time between classes, Nathan was writing daily, performing around Houston at open mics and coffee shops, and taking off on weekends for recording sessions, gigs, and practices with his band. In four years of college he wrote and produced three EPs of original material and played over one hundred shows. As he individually improved, Nathan also made many talented friends, from the best folk pickers of Aggie land to classical musicians enrolled alongside him at Rice University, which has one of the best music programs in the country. This varied cast of musician friends gives his songs a unique flavor, with string quartet arrangements soaring right beside steel guitar and mandolin. His latest EP, To Love and Be Loved, displays Nathan’s finest songwriting and most polished production work to date. Look for his single, Broken Again, on country radio now!