This past February Sawyer and his band attended the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO. The Conference is the world’s largest gathering of Folk Music Industry Representatives and Folk Music Artists. The 4 Day Festival is filled with meetings, workshops and Jam sessions.
During the Conference in Kansas City Sawyer and his Band had the opportunity to meet many Folk Artists and Bands and one of the Bands they met was Parsonsfield.
Parsonsfield Band Members:
- Chris Freeman – banjo, guitar, pump organ, lead vocals
- Max Shakun – guitar, pump organ, synthesizer, vocals
- Antonio Alcorn – mandolin, banjo, vocals
- Harrison "Whale" Goodale – upright and electric bass
- Erik Hischmann – drums
Parsonsfield is a western Massachusetts based quintet praised for making “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas” (NPR). Catch them onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they've been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.
WE, the highly anticipated fourth release from Parsonsfield, pushes the boundaries of their harmony-driven grassroots origins creating their own distinctive Americana, integrating pop and bold rock flourishes along the way. WE captures the band’s maturing sound, winding its way through a full range of emotions. It has as much influence from 90’s rock and 70’s R&B as it does the folk-pop material that fans have come to expect. Parsonsfield’s songs have been added to Spotify playlists (Folk Pop, Fresh Folk and Roots Rising, to name a few) alongside artists like Ray LaMontagne, Joseph, The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lord Huron and Mumford & Sons.
Listen to Parsonsfields Latest LP:
Listen to WE Spotify
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This was the first Live concert collaboration between Sawyer and his Band and Parsonsfield here covering Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising, filmed at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, OR.
Join Sawyer at one of his 2018 Hide Your Ghost Tour Shows with Co-Headliners Parsonsfield: