The 2013 Summer Breeze free concert series continues with Parker Millsap performing on Sunday, June 16, at 7:30 pm in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes.
Parker Millsap writes bluesy, folksy melodies with lyrics that have pleasantly surprising turns of phrase while simultaneously recalling gut-bucket blues from a bygone age. To really get to know the man, you must listen to his music. Millsap is a poet. At times his work can be dark and brooding, at other times hopeful, but most of all he has something to say. As Millsap says, “Telling stories is what any art form is about anyways. I wouldn't want to do it if I wasn't saying something.” And the great depth and range of his voice color his stories with a sense of experience beyond his years.
Millsap released his debut album Palisade last April. Lyle Deiter of Currentland described it as “a refreshing acoustic offering, with Millsap playing some mean acoustic guitar and harmonica, and Michael Rose playing some sweet bass to balance things out and keep things moving along.” Millsap and Rose are also busy touring musicians. Their entertaining and energetic live performances draw rave reviews throughout Oklahoma and Texas, and most recently California, Colorado, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest.
Summer Breeze Concerts are produced by the Performing Arts Studio and are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and from businesses and individuals including: Michael Miller; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks, and Kristen Wolever at Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; and Republic Bank and Trust. Additional support comes from David Fries Roofing; Tom McAuliffe - Don Cies Real Estate; Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma; Dale Wares - Wares Properties; Sally Phillips & Dennis McDonald;
Mike Goodman & Karen Furman; The Montford Inn; and City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department.
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park filled with great music!
For more information contact The Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320.