Henry Parker + Neil ‘Kenny’ Kenyon

Thursday 29th February 2024


Press Quotes“His relaxed vocals and songwriting are as warm and open as his tunings” 8/10 Uncut Magazine“
What Parker does so effectively is to blend ancient with early-70’s and modern styles” Mojo ★★★★
“Original material and traditional songs create an immersive and mellifluous world in which boththe peace and isolation of nature are unfurled evoked through subtle arrangements” Prog Magazine“Focussing on the seasons is an eternal feature of English folk music and the tradition is well tendedhere.” Shindig! ★★★★
“Channellingthe ghosts of Jansch and Renbourn through his fingertips, the fluid playing andemotive singing of Yorkshire-born Henry Parker evokes the spirit of the early-60’s folk revival as ifit were yesterday.”
RnR Magazine ★★★★★“We can look forward to more from this impressive young talent who is both steeped in and helpingto continue the English Folk Revival” Folk London“Precision guitar playing…effortless use of loop pedals, nice to see an unsigned folk musicianplaying to such a high level” FATEA“A really excellent young guitarist/ songwriter” Steve Tilston
Henry Parker’s contemporary take on folk, which he explores via thoughtful yet deeplyaccomplished guitar playing, unfurls and moves much like the landscape itself – mirroring theunpredictable, yet beautifully flowing, rolling hills and valleys of his home, the Aire Valley in WestYorkshire. Henry’s musical roots go back to a self appointed upbringing in rock and heavy metal. However,enthralled by the ethereal playing of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, finger-picking and open tuningsrapidly became the essence of his sound. The result is a strain of informed, progressive folk musicfound nowhere else. Henry has recorded two albums: the eco-conscious ‘Silent Spring’ (2019) and ‘Lammas Fair’(2021), bringing him to the forefront of the progressive folk music world.
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