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Anders Parker in Memphis

Anders Parker is going to be playing at the Newby's on Thursday, March 17th, in support of his new releases, Tell It To The Dust, and Wounded Astronaut. If you don't recognize his name, maybe you'll recognize some of his past musical projects including Varnaline (many of who's releases, one could argue, were just Anders Parker solo records) and Space Needle. The last Varnaline release, Songs in a Northern Key, earned Anders quite a lot of praise, including a rave from No Depression calling it, "cinematic in it's imagery and intimate in its feel", and Magnet honoring it with a spot on its year-end list of 20 best albums of 2001. Three years, and a folded label later (which prevented him from releasing music in this time period), Parker comes at you with Tell It To The Dust, and an arty, more experimental Wounded Astronaut. I just put together a package for you including Tell It To The Dust, and Wounded Astronaut, which was recorded at the same time, and features guests Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Joan Wasser (The Dambuilders) and Jud Ehrbar (Space Needle).

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