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Brad Parsons & Starbird
March 1 @ 8:00 pm
$10 in advance/$12 day of show
Featuring guests Dishonest Fiddlers.
Brad Parsons & Starbird is the culmination of two forces crashing into each other
to form one amazing treat for your mind, body and soul.
Brad Parsons fell in love with music at a young age as the son of a preacher in
Lewiston, ID. After touring for a few years as a sideman playing banjo, keys, and
guitar in folk band Horse Feathers, Brad shifted his focus back to his solo band in
2016 and has been blazing trails from Alaska to Atlanta. His booming voice and
well-crafted songs led him to appear at festivals like Northwest String Summit,
Winter Wondergrass, JamCruise, High Sierra, Aiken Bluegrass Festival,
Yarmonygrass and many more. Brad has also shared the stage with his good
friends Fruition, Lil Smokies, Trout Steak Revival, John Craigie, etc. In November
2017, he joined forces with Starbird to create a powerful musical experience.
The instrumental trio Starbird was formed in 2017 by accomplished nationally-
touring musicians looking to create fresh new sounds that were both progressive
and timeless. The structure of the band lends itself to improvisation and deep
jams while still remaining fundamentally sound and true to the music. The band
consists of Justin Mazer (Ryan Montbleau Band) on electric guitar, Dylan
Skursky (Cabinet) on electric/upright bass, and Alex ‘Al’ Smith on drums/keys.
The musicians of Starbird have individually or collectively performed with artists
such as Larry Campbell + Theresa Williams, Holly Bowling, Jackie Greene, Steve
Earle, Bob Weir, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Billy Martin, Keller Williams,
Soule Monde, and members of Snarky Puppy.