On Friday, October 11th, the Taps Friday Night Live Series presents blues fiddler Jon Parry from 6-8pm. Jon Parry grew up in Seattle in the midst of the Hendrix era. His
On Friday, October 11th, the Taps Friday Night Live Series presents blues fiddler Jon Parry from 6-8pm.
Jon Parry grew up in Seattle in the midst of the Hendrix era. His mother, Louise, trained him on classical violin beginning at age seven, and he received formal instruction from Walter Sundstein, then assistant concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony. Jon’s father, Will, was a legendary labor organizer in Seattle, and he would bring home records, many of which Jon would play along with at home. He immersed himself in the music of Son House, Father Earl Hines, John Lee Hooker, and Huddie Ledbetter, and by the age of fifteen, Parry was opening shows for artists like Taj Mahal, Big Mama Thorton, and B.B. King.
Jon Parry is also a long time member of the legendary rock band Goose Creek Symphony, with its roots in Kentucky and Arizona stretching back to 1970. Over the years, Jon Parry has performed everywhere from The Kennedy Center to New Orleans clubs, and he has recorded and performed with artists such as Hank Williams Jr. and Danny Barnes. Here in Western Washington, longstanding residencies at venues like The Edison Inn and the Owl ’n Thistle in downtown Seattle have showcased Jon’s leadership within the regional music scene for decades. Now living in Port Townsend, many of Parry’s recent performances have been alongside John “Greyhound” Maxwell, and he has often been an instructor and performer at Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Workshop.
Jon Parry will accompanied by Matt Sircely — the two have performed together for many years.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taps at the Guardhouse
300 Eisenhower Ave.