BLUEGRASS MUSIC

The Brothers Parker


The Brothers Parker is a five-piece Bluegrass Band from Montana USA, covering classic and contemporary bluegrass, vintage country and gospel. They have recently finished their first CD and a tour of Ireland.

The Band features : 

John and Billy Parker – hence the name The Brothers Parker.
Billy on mandolin and vocals and John on bass and vocals.
They both have nearly 40 years experience playing Bluegrass Music.

Tyler James on banjo and vocals is an award winning banjo player – winning 1st place at the
Rockygrass Banjo Championship – the Arizona State Banjo Championship and the Huckleberry Finn Bluegrass Festival Banjo Championship.

Isaac Callender – a multi instrumentalists, will be making his second tour of Ireland.
He previously toured with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, April Verch, and Greg Blake. He will be on fiddle, guitar and vocals.

Louise Steinway on fiddle, guitar, and vocals completes the lineup of the band. She has played for over 20 years with her family band and many gigs at the Celtic Cowboy in Great Falls.

 

Women in bluegrass music is a sisterhood…our numbers are smaller than our talented brothers, but we bring a different sound and style to win the hearts of fans. Lori King is proud to be part of this amazing group of women, and hopefully a source of inspiration for others to also pursue their talent. Lori and husband, Joe King who call Iowa home, were previously part of Bluegrass Addiction prior to forming their award winning band, Lori King and Junction 63.

Located in the upper Midwest, the King’s debuted their band at the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa 2nd Annual Des Moines Area Festival in February 2014. The band is well known for their traditional sounds and hard driving instrumentals, paired with midwestern determination and grit. Over the last seven years, the band has loved every festival performance, special event and the opportunity to create and release two albums (and working on the next one!) Recently, they signed with Turnberry Records and plan to release their latest effort in the spring of 2021. Founding singer-bassist, Lori King describes how her bandmates showcase their personality along with their talent in each performance.

“Joe’s guitar and lead vocals are a direct extension of his personality — he becomes part of each song. While you need to rosin up the bow and call out the Fire Department when Kyle Murphy plays the fiddle! It can only be described as pure fire and passion. Our energetic banjo player, Mark Hargrove and his harmony vocals are the perfect pairing for these guys and Kevin Amburgey’s rhythmic chop, faultless leads and tight harmonies are second to none and really round out the band. As for me, I do what I do best and lead the effort onstage and off,” explained King.

The band is comprised of songwriters, arrangers, and multi-instrumentalists which gives them a wealth of originals to choose from– hard-driving numbers, heart warming gospels, sing-along country grass, and the unexpected contemporary bluegrass compositions alike. Lori believes that she and Junction 63 have forged a strong connection with their audience by being authentic on and off stage and that is a true testament to being the best bluegrass band in the Midwest!


A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller — just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.