9 PM | $8 Advance/$12 Day of Show | 21+
Parker Gispert formed The Whigs in 2002 along with Julian Dorio, and Hank Sullivant in Athens, Georgia. The band toured the world consistently from 2005-2015 as headliners and as openers for the likes of Kings of Leon, Black Keys, and Jason Isbell while also appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno twice, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! twice.
The Whigs have released five studio albums and one live album on both ATO Records and New West Records. “Golden Years”, Parker’s new solo album, is a pure rock n roll album produced by Gispert & Roger Moutenot (Lou Reed, Yo La Tengo, John Zorn) and released Sept 3, 2022 by New West / Normaltown Records.
American Songwriter says,
”Golden Years emerges as an astute combination of glee and gravitas in equal measure. Gispert takes nothing for granted, and every note and nuance testify to his agility and ability.”
“Sunlight Tonight”, Parker’s first album as a solo artist was released in November 2018 by New West / Normaltown Records to much critical acclaim including being described by Pop Matters as, “a pastoral, folk-cum-American Primitive masterpiece.” The album was produced, mixed, and engineered by Grammy Award winner Emery Dobyns (Antony and The Johnsons, Patti Smith) and includes contributions from Patrick Carney (Black Keys), Sol Seppy (Sparklehorse), Samuel Dixon (Adele), and Faye Webster among others.
Parker supported the album with a headlining club tour and support tours for Valerie June, SUSTO, RNDM (featuring Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam), and Futurebirds. Parker co-wrote “Private Public Breakdown” w/ Alice Cooper and producer Bob Ezrin which appears on the Alice Cooper album “Paranormal.” Parker graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in philosophy and currently lives in Nashville, TN.