PARKER BOWMAN SMITH

Hillgrass Bluebilly Presents:

PARKER BOWMAN SMITH

SNAKEARM, FLATHEAD

Thu, February 4, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

PARKER BOWMAN SMITH
PARKER BOWMAN SMITH
Parker Smith grew up in Washington, he has been playing music ever since he can remember. He started playing shows when he was 12 and has not stopped since. Found old time and traditional music when he was 16 and fell in love with it, When he was 16 he started to get itchy feet and move around, and has spent his years since then travelling the country picking up songs, traditions, and history wherever he could. In the spring of 2014 he as passing through Arizona when he stumbled across Prescott. He was busking on Whiskey Row when he got convinced to stick around for a while. he has since spent his time gathering 78 rpm records out of the woodwork, playing with local musicians and playing shows around northern Arizona.
SNAKEARM
SNAKEARM
Restavrant (Rest^vRant) is junkyard high art. A catapult that soaks in a wealth of contrasting influences and Pollacks back the mash obscuring any predictable template of genre. Electrocana, roots, punk, country and slide blues would seem to be rough acts to merger but through the mad science of front man Troy Murrah the formula hits the nail.

Murrah, a thirty something Los Angeles based Victoria, Texas native possesses a restless wiring that lends dimensional creativity to his projects incorporating visual art and a compelling asthetic in live shows as well as promotional materials. Troy got a late start musically but hit the ground running. During a moderate "social hiatus" he shacked up with a Silvertone and cut his teeth on the works of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell. He began as a solo one man band act until joining forces with J State who expanded the dynamic and provided percussion, Korg and back up vocals on the 2008 Narnack records realease 'Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici' and the 2011 album ' Yeah I Carve Cheetahs' under Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. In the current incarnation, Murrah is backed by a rotating cast of talent that captains the elaborate salvage lot trash kit that serves as the driving force of the bands overall sound.

Rest^vrant's hybrid of big belt buckle break loops, slide, banjo, vox and harp have been well received over the course of two full length releases and an extensive west coast and european tour. The band is currently in studio recording what will be their third release and a U.S tour with veteran "dirty ol' one man band" Scott H. Biram has been confirmed for the fall.
FLATHEAD
FLATHEAD
Guitarist and vocalist Greg Swanholm (b. 6/4/58) experienced college in Tucson, Arizona, studying computers by day and reverently hanging out at seminal "cowpunk" clubs by night. Moved by the trademark amalgamation sounds of Al Perry, Kevin Daley, Bruce Hamblin and other "desert rockers," Greg waited until he was 25 years old had and had moved to Phoenix before he picked up his first guitar, skipped lessons and formed Flathead with bassist Ruth Wilson and drummer Vince Ramirez. A digressive rock sensation on the alt country club scene, Flathead rapidly became a staple favorite, drawing crowds and defining the post-Gin Blossoms' Tempe sound with regular gigs at the Sail Inn and the Arizona Roadhouse Brewery. Widely considered as a band who has most successfully spun gold out of threads of roots rock, traditional country, and fast dry punk, the band has enjoyed an infectious distinct local appeal throughout the American southwest. Flathead's self-titled debut CD, recorded in Swanholm's kitchen and released by Truxton records in 1997, has been hailed as "completely fun" and has helped to keep traditional dance country well within reach for a broad contemporary audience.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/