Bill Parker
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Bill Parker

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Discography

Dreams Can Cost You Everything - 2013
Apple (Songs for Dave) - 2012
(These two CDs may be heard in their entirety and for free at http;//www.soundcloud.com/bopadubill. Along with "Texas Tales, Vol 1" these CDs have been getting airplay in northern Europe for the past three years.)

Texas Tales, Vol 1 - 2010
Songs for No One - 2009
sounds like MONO - 2009
In the Evening - 2006
Everyone's A Bluesman ... but me - 2006
Thin - 2004
sex not guaranteed (with Kathi McDonald) - 2002
31 minutes - 2000
Leap of Faith - 1998
Just Another White Boy - 1995
Honky Haiku - 1994
I-35 Revisited - 1994
When Hearts Collide - 1993
Clean Dreams - 1992
The Truth of Masks - 1988

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I started out in the south Chicago suburbs as a comic relief bass player in a Top 40 band, graduated to rock & roll and the blues, moved to Texas after high school, got into a relatively new field known as "country/rock", and also took the first steps toward being a songwriter.
I write songs which I think most people can identify with at some point or other, songs about day-to-day things.
My song "The Southern Side of A Northern Town" (from "Leap of Faith") was the final song of a 52-part BBC World Service documentary on the history of popular music from 1600-2000.
I did a brief tour of The Netherlands in November 2012, and am currently booking dates for May-June 2014.
My influences are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones (1968-1972), Ray Davies of The Kinks, Stephen Stills, Richard Thompson, and Gram Parsons & Chris Hillman.

Videos from The Netherlands:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_iLI6PPU7g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ75YZKgQBA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdWDwCQVSLg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNhZhGDdG0