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Rudy Parris

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"Rudy Parris is one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with. Besides being a multi-instrumentalist, he has a deep understanding of various genres of music, i.e., blues, country, and rock" RON THOMPSON-Blues Legend - RON THOMPSON


" From Finger pickin to blues to country there are very few people who can play the style of guitar that Rudy plays" HANK WILLIAMS III - III


"Rudy Parris is one of those guys, who plays great in many different styles. I will be stealing from him as soon as I get my copy of his DVD". TOMMY CASTRO-Blues Artist - TOMMY CASTRO


"Rudy is one of the young guitar players that know the meaning of "playing with a feeling". Once you hear him you can't help but to listen over and over again" MICHAEL BURKS-Alligator Recording Artist - MICHAEL BURKS


He's an inspiration as a player and you couldn't meet a more humble down to earth person. In my book this guy is all class and will be a household name" DEZ FAFARA-Devildriver,Coal Chamber - DEZ FAFARA


"Soul, passion killer guitar and vocals" MONTY BYROM-Bighouse,Eddie Money - MONTY BYROM


"Rudy Parris could bring the Blues to the forefront like Stevie Ray Vaughn did" JOHN BOEKLIN - Devildriver - JOHN BOEKLIN


"I first met Rudy in Seattle where he came up to me and asked if he could try out my Martin 00016. And man, did he play it....he put me to shame that day and I've been practicing my chops on a more regular basis since then. This guy's got true raw talent and is quite honestly one of the very best and most soulful guitar players and singers I've heard in recent years.
-- Michael Akerfelt (Opeth). - Michael Akerfelt


Discography

CD - Modern Day Cowboy
CD - Live Under The Influence
DVD - Under the Influence
Instuctional DVD - Rudy Parris Rockin Blues Guitar

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When a band was needed for the Buck Owens Birthday Bash, the word went out "Hey get that kid with the BIG VOICE." Rudy Parris got the call. It surely was the place to be. The guest list, too long to mention, included The Birds, Dwight Yokum, Gary Allen and the TNN Camera Crew. Garth Brooks even called in his wishes for a good night. By the end of the evening everyone wanted to know who Rudy Parris was and where had he been hiding! Parris and his brother Abel had been "Hiding" in front of large crowds as an opening act. Rudy wasn't exactly new and had been paying his dues warming up audiences for Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis,Hank Jr, BB king, and Bo Didley, among many others. Rudy has also had the honor of playing guitar on tour for Hank Williams III. This explained it. This 'unheard of' talent already had the ability to maintain an audience. Setting his voice aside, his obsession with the guitar is readily apparent as he coaxes the crowd onto their feet making his guitar sing, dance, whisper and scream. A true showman Parris plays mant genre's of music and also plays bass, harmonica and drums. Recently playing drums and bass for Bay Area legend Ron Thompson. Rudy was born and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley. A few miles from the historical country music mecca Bakersfield, CA. Were he had the pleasure of working for Buck Owens at his Crystal Palace for an 8 year run. His fan base is growing daily and his schedule grows busier. Rudy has filmed a new Instructional DVD and signed a deal with OHP Guitar. They are now running ads in two major guitar publications (Guitar World & Guitar Player) making Rudy’s exposure worldwide. Be on the lookout for Rudy’s new album being produced by another Bakersfield legend Monty Byrom (Eddie Money, Bighouse) Buck Owens Hank Williams III and many other legends in the Rock, Country and Blues community have given Rudy the thumbs up.