Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Bobby Parker

Two DC Music Icons - Bobby Parker (on left) and the late Chuck Brown (on right)
Photo © Ron Weinstock
One of this city's true icons, Bobby Parker, turns 76 today. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana August 31, 1937. If you are in the Washington DC area today and want a double dose of great blues, catch Chris Thomas King's early set at Blues Alley and then head out to Madam's Organ for Bobby's last Saturday of the month show.  For more on Bobby you can check out his All Music biography. Here is the link to Bobby's own website,

Here is Bobby doing one of his earliest recordings, Blues Get Off My Shoulder from the 1990's at Fleetwood's in Alexandria.

Here is Bobby from this past June at the Silver Spring (MD) blues festival.

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