“Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style…this isn’t background folk club music, or filler, it’s quite simply gorgeous.” – FATEA

“A gifted young guitar player who has been impressing local audiences with his dexterity and choice of material” – Tykes News

“Bloody excellent” – Wizz Jones

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Date Location Venue
7th December Todmorden Three Wise Monkeys
8th-10th December THE NORTH SEA Tribfest Mini Cruise
8th January Leeds Heart Arts Centre
13th January Halifax Grayston Unity
22nd January Leeds The Ship
5th February Shipley The Fox
11th February Skipton The Narrowboat (Skipton Folk Club)
14th February Saltaire Salts Beer Factory (Supporting Serious Sam Barrett)
16th February Keighley The Exchange Arts Centre
22nd February Sheffield The Cross Scythes
2nd March Otley Courthouse (Supporting Blue Rose Code)
8th March Bradford The Castle
9th March Masham Town Hall (Supporting Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar)
29th March York 45 Vinyl Cafe
5th April Saltaire Caroline Street Social Club (Supporting Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage)
2nd June Hatfield (Nr Doncaster) Something To Smile About Festival
8th June Queensbury Black Dyke Mills (Supporting Katie Spencer)
13th June Rothwell (Leeds) Tobias
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With a sound rooted in the haze of the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960’s and early 70’s. The open tuned acoustic calls to mind ‘Folk-Baroque’, a term once used to describe all those who followed in the footsteps of the great originator Davy Graham. While his songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon. Those that have seen him perform on a hollow-body electric guitar, understand the influence and impression that modern jazz has made on his music.


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