When: Thu., Oct. 12, 9 p.m. 2017
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Parker’s sound is like the weather of the Texas Hill Country from which she hails: sometimes calm and sunny as hell, sometimes blustery, sometimes drenched in torrents of gray rain, always an adventure, subject to change at a moment’s notice. An adept upright bass player, Parker played in Texas and Colorado swing bands for years, honing her ear for the sounds that she would eventually make her own. In 2015 she started getting serious about making her own music. That music, hallmarked by a creek-flow kind of purity, melds country with folk and western swing. While her subject matter, at least on the three songs she’s dropped so far (check them out at georgiaparker.bandcamp.com), may seem steeped in cowboy lore, her multi-layered lyrics also prove potent ruminations on the way we make caricatures of ourselves, playing narrator with our ego instead of succumbing to the chaotic flow of actuality.