“I’m constantly going back to Davey Graham… He is massively neglected as an insanely creative player. For me, he’s like Jimi Hendrix – his stuff should be analyzed in forensic detail”: Henry Parker on his journey from metal to virtuoso folk

Henry Parker
(Image credit: Robin Zahler)

Yorkshire, UK guitarist Henry Parker is a flourishing singer-songwriter and has recently hit his stride with Lammas Fair, his second album, following on from 2019’s Silent Spring

He was also entrusted by Tompkins Square label owner, Josh Rosenthal, to curate a compilation – Imaginational Anthem Vol. XII: I Thought I Told You – dedicated to the much-missed guitarist Michael Chapman. 

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Glenn Kimpton

Glenn Kimpton is a freelance writer based in the west of England. His interest in English folk music came through players like Chris Wood and Martin Carthy, who also steered him towards alternate guitar tunings. From there, the solo acoustic instrumental genre, sometimes called American Primitive, became more important, with guitarists like Jack Rose, Glenn Jones and Robbie Basho eventually giving way to more contemporary players like William Tyler and Nick Jonah Davis. Most recently, Glenn has focused on a more improvised and experimental side to solo acoustic playing, both through his writing and his own music, with players like Bill Orcutt and Tashi Dorji being particularly significant.