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“Shoutout to Parker Urban Band out of Jacksonville for keeping it live at the wee hour of 4 am. The set opened with a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on steel guitar that nearly brought me to tears as I listened from the parking lot of the warehouse that hosted the late night festivities.”
“Near the end of Bobby Lee Rodgers’ set at the Downtown River Jam, he called a young lady on stage to sing a duet with him that was lovely. They she called another young lady on stage to join a rave-up version of “When the World Comes Tumbling Down.” It was electrifying. Later, BLR told me they were Juanita Parkerurban and Myrna Stallworth from the Parker Urban Band out of Jacksonville. Talking about the whole band, he said, “They’re great musicians… and great people.” Then I saw they were paired with the Lee Boys for a night of heavenly music at Skipper’s Smokehouse. I was beyond ecstatic imagining the possibilities. Let’s just say my estimate fell waaaaaay short. It was a magnificent night.”
“These five musical lifers – husband and wife John and Juanita Parkerurban, Myrna Stallworth, Adam Kenneway and Chanel Miller – inject rousing, soul-stirring energy into their original material, which skews toward soul, roots rock and funk. Though they’ve confined themselves to mostly local shows since forming in 2012, their electrifying energy and emotional delivery points to the possibility of greater mainstream acceptance – think Alabama Shakes with better harmonies and more heart.”
“Friday night was highlighted by the Parker Urban Band, an eight-piece ensemble led by the formidable chops of guitatrist/bandleader John Parkerurban, and fronted by twin lead singers Myrna Stallworth and Juanita Parkerurban. John whipped the band through a string of originals ” Chicken and Rice”, ” Writing a Letter” , and ” Heroes Journey” ( John is ex-USMC and Semper Fi ), as well as funky covers of Tower of Power’s ” What Is Hip?” and The Meters’ ” Just Kissed My Baby”. The sax, keyboards, and blues harp additions to the lineup delivered a broad, forceful sound that melded blues, jazz, and funk to great effect.”
“Parker Urban Band brings their unique style of soul & funk with extra flavor on top to keep your toes tapping or your boots stomping!!”
“Last night at Skippers the Parker Urban Band opened for Damon Fowler...What a treat! They're a young outfit from Jax, Guitar, bass, and drums with two amazing young ladies on vocals. Parker's a hot guitarist and the girls both sing lead and do great harmonies as well...Funky little outfit, catch them if you get the chance!”
“Georges Music Featured Artist for Springing The Blues Festival”