Tom Waselchuk – John Parrott Guitar Duo
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I LOVE playing with John. For those of you who haven’t have the pleasure of meeting him:
John Parrott is a rare species in the vast genus of acoustic guitarists. He plays the archtop rhythm guitar in a style that was common from the 1930s to the 1950s (think Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Wills). For forty years he’s applied his skills, sensibilities, and adult chords to the field of String Jazz, backing up such luminaries as John Hartford, Vassar Clements, and Steve Goodman. John is especially noted for his many years of laying down the swinging pulse for the great jazz mandolinists Jethro Burns and Don Stiernberg. John currently works and records with Milwaukee musicians Chris Hanson, Robin Pluer and an assortment of jazz and swing artists.
Together we present a showcase of 20th century American music in a variety of genres with solidly swinging guitar artistry and more than acceptable vocals.