Nick Parker – Down With The Yoof

I mostly listen to CDs whilst driving now. I do have a player in my kitchen but the car’s the main place. Nick’s CD is brilliant and really up my street. The songs, accessible and witty, offer little vignettes into Nick’s life. So, we get a few tracks about travelling and touring as a musician. Departures, an album highlight, perfectly describes the folk you’ll often see in airport lounges. It’s a people-watcher’s dream. Elsewhere, Nick’s love of Germany and playing there comes to the fore (in Ode To Marburg and the apologetic anthem, Es Tut Mir Leid). 

The style – folky, melodic and uplifting is a well-travelled road. Think Skinny Lister and Frank Turner – you won’t be on the wrong path. Nick’s the sort of under the radar artist you might stumble upon in a small tent at a festival and then, not want to leave until he does. It’s without doubt an album that’ll be getting lots more plays in my car before the summer’s out. 

 So far so good – now this post gets a bit odd!! Wonderfully so, but odd all the same as I recall what it was about Why?

 (Click on page 3 where all is revealed)

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