Parker Millsap didn’t know not to sing like this. Listening to old albums as a kid alone in his room, he didn’t realize howling like a Delta blues ghost readying the world for rock-and-roll isn’t a how skinny white boy from Purcell, Oklahoma usually sounds.
“I was listening to records from the 20s and 40s, and the voices that came out were otherworldly,” Millsap says. “I was really attracted to that. At the same time, I grew up doing congregational singing in church––you know, everybody stands up, grabs a hymnal, turns to number 162, and sings ‘I’ll Fly Away’ at the top of their lungs. I learned to sing in that context, where nobody’s listening to you. We are all just singing.”
Travis Linville is a guitarist, singer/songwriter from small town Chickasha, OK. Linville has performed 200 shows per year for the last 12 years all over the US, Canada and Europe as a solo artist, band leader and as a jack of all trades sideman. Years of paying dues as an underage guitar slinger paid off when linville formed the Burtschi Brothers in 2000. The hip, alt country, jazz/jam, quartet quickly became an Oklahoma favorite and put Travis…[read more…]