27 York St.
Ottawa, ON, K1N
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
At 26 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.
He first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band with classmate, Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. Over the years he recruited musicians Daniel Foulks (fiddle) and Andrew Bones (Drums) to join his band.
Parker’s first three full-length releases – 2012’s Palisade, 2014’s self-titled LP, and 2016’s The Very Last Day – showcased a primal mastery of acoustic folk rock, with their flourish for revelation and fiery dynamics, all recorded with extreme precision, purpose and efficiency.
Parker’s newest album, Other Arrangements, (released 5/4/18 via Thirty Tigers) finds him taking bold steps in new directions. Associated press says "Parker Millsap rocks harder than ever on his fourth album." And Rolling Stone calls Other Arrangements Parker's "tightest, sharpest and most infectious set of songs to date."
Sykamore is a country singer. Noted for her superior writing skill (she writes solo!) and raw performance style, she has been creating music since 2012 but playing and writing longer, releasing her debut indie album PETAL in summer 2013 and performing and sharing bills with Canadian music heavyweights and Juno winners such as Paul Brandt, Tebey, MacKenzie Porter, Lindi Ortega, and Adam Cohen. More recently, Sykamore received first prize in the ATB Financial All-Albertan Songwriting contest, with her original song, "Heaven In the Pines." She took home $10,000.00 from ATB Financial and an additional 2k from Alberta Music. Her music has been featured on the hit TV show "Heartland" (A song called "I Can Make You Happy"), and she just returned from the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Halifax where she was nominated for the Discovery Award - one of six finalists that were culled from over 250 entries across Canada. She listens to many different genres including rock, classical, R&B and of course country, but she also looks up to songwriting heavyweights like Patty Griffin, Jackson Browne and T Bone Burnett. "My favourite kind of music is authentic, it's not necessarily one genre as long as you can tell it's from the heart and very organic that's my favourite kind." Sykamore has been singing for as long as she can remember, and when she was 19 she taught herself how to play guitar. Sykamore's time is divided between Nashville and Calgary, Canada – she is currently working on her second studio album.
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presented with the support of Ontario Creates
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