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Ray Lewis Presents... WALTER PARKS IN CONCERT with Special Guest CRUCIAL EDDY COTTON opening “Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him.” – Judy Collins Veteran blues and jazz guitarist Walter Parks has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and as leader of the neo-southern rock group Swamp Cabbage. Just as Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp has served as the headwaters of Florida’s Suwanee River, so has it served as the inspirational headwaters for Walter’s unique guitar concept – a banjo-esque fingerpicking style that toggles between expressing the swamp’s foggy, ambient underbelly and it’s eminent danger via the use of a modicum of pleasant distortion. Inspired by the sultry black gospel that wails from storefront churches and roadhouses in the American southeast, Parks’s raspy vocal lows and soaring operatic falsetto explore the frontier of the modern human spirit in search of a place where it can flourish . CRUCIAL EDDY COTTON Ed is back! There have been few performances from Ed the past few years. His band Pretty Boy Freud was a very popular local band and family, education and life events pulled him away, but now he is back on the scene. Welcome back Crucial Eddy Cotton! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCXks6aaMNg
Bio: Crucial Eddy Cotton is a Florida native and a skilled songwriter and musician comfortable in almost any genre. He was described as “North Florida's most versatile guitarist” in the Florida Times-Union. His love for telling a good tale and quick-witted banter with his audience have kept him a reg...See Full Bio