|29th July – Leeds (Chapel Allerton) – Seven Arts|
|13th August – Northallerton – Found in a Field Festival https://www.tickettailor.com/events/sentrycircle/408252|
|31st August – Leeds (Headingley) – Heart Arts Centre|
|24th September – Gainsborough (Lincolnshire) – Morton Village Hall|
|26th September – Deepdale (Norfolk) – Deepdale Festival|
|21st October – Halifax – The Grayston Unity|
|31st October – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club (Hyde Park Folk Festival)|
Listen to / Purchase the 2019 Debut Album Silent Spring here:
With his eco-conscious debut album ‘Silent Spring’, Henry Parker laid down a new sound for modern folk music, drawing deep from the well of the sixties and seventies revival. His style is a clear joining of the past and the present, a unique voice in the folk world that echoes with sounds of the tradition, whilst venturing beyond, into the realms of modern folk-rock and psych.
A devoted guitarist since childhood, Henry Parker’s musical roots go back to a self appointed upbringing in rock and heavy metal, yet, at the age of 20, paths were taken that led him adrift. Soon enthralled by the ethereal playing of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake; finger-picking and open tunings rapidly became the essence of his sound. Coupled with a love for his immediate moorland surroundings of West Yorkshire, we are presented with a strain of informed and progressive folk music found nowhere else.
Having spent the past 5 years playing headline concerts and supporting many of his musical heroes, including Michael Chapman, Wizz Jones and Bridget St John, Henry Parker has a much-anticipated second album in the pipeline, to be released in the Autumn of 2021 with a host of live dates to follow.
“Channelling the ghosts of Jansch and Renbourn through his fingertips, the fluid playing and emotive singing of Yorkshire-born Henry Parker evokes the spirit of the early-60’s folk revival as if it were yesterday.” – RnR Magazine ★★★★★
“Silent Spring his debut album brims with the spirit of traditional, progressive and psychedelic music that infused the Folk Rock scene of the early 70s.” – Northern Sky Magazine ★★★★★
“As an album, Silent Spring may be built on and around the folk-infused music of fifty years ago but its message is very much for today. Henry Parker is clearly an excellent guitarist and writer, but he has also not lost sight of the message. He has found his path. Let us walk that way as well. Excellent.” Folk Radio UK
“10 tracks on which the Yorkshire-based musician displays his guitar virtuosity and confident song-craft” – Shindig! Magazine ★★★★
“With Silent Spring Parker knows how to translate the psychfolk of the past particularly beautifully into this time. One of the most impressive debuts of the year.” – Heaven Magazine (NL) ★★★★
“This is very much an acoustic album, but Parker is not afraid to blend in a more progressive feel, nor should he be. This album is a fine piece of work.” – FATEA
“A really excellent young guitarist/ songwriter” – Steve Tilston
Photo credits, top to bottom and left to right: Katie Spencer, Robert Mitchell, Toby Hay, Andrew Pick