ERNIE HALTER

CD Blender Presents

ERNIE HALTER

OBADIAH PARKER

Thu, May 14, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10 adv / $12 dos

This event is all ages

ERNIE HALTER
ERNIE HALTER
"Influenced by some of the legendary names of pop and soul, such as the Beatles, Elton John, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder, Californian Ernie Halter first began to make waves for himself with the release of his 2005 collection, Lo-Fidelity. The singer and songwriter got his start playing a small -- mostly covers -- coffeehouse gig in 1992, and was able to maintain the difficult position of being a working musician (and closet songwriter) by simply paying his dues, working on songs in his spare time, and playing in coffeehouses and smaller gigs to keep active on the scene and to sharpen his skills. Eventually, word of mouth and the Internet community on websites such as MySpace and YouTube worked in Halter's favor, and by 2007 -- and his next release, Congress Hotel (on Rock Ridge Music) -- he had built up quite a buzz, and the staunchly indie Halter could be seen touring throughout much of the United States." (Chris True All Music Guide)
OBADIAH PARKER
OBADIAH PARKER
Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Mat Weddle has been playing music as Obadiah Parker since 2005. Driven by a popular YouTube video of a live performance, his cover of "Hey Ya" became a breakout hit in 2007, topping the iTunes singer-songwriter charts for the year. With the following 2008 EP, The Tip Jar, Vol. I, Obadiah Parker built a strong internet following with soulful vocals and his ability to cover a variety of tunes with a unique and singular style.

2011 sees the release of The Siren and The Saint, the first full length offering of Parker's original material. Intensely personal and unflinchingly sincere, Weddle tells his own story of addiction, rescue and redemption revolving around his relationships with two women. The impressively crafted songs of TSaTS are bound to more than satisfy Obadiah Parker fans and prove that he is much more than a cover artist
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/