AN OKIE OPERA
AN OKIE OPERA
LEVI PARHAM is an Americana musician, singer and songwriter from southeast Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star called him "An Okie version of Ray Lamontagne..." while The Bluegrass Situation said, "Perhaps it's something in the water - that same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man....Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it."
Parham released his first album, An Okie Opera, in may 2013. Currentland Magazine named it one of the top Red Dirt Albums of the year along side Samantha Crain, The Red Dirt Rangers, and Jason Boland saying, ”Parham is a major talent. He has a soulful, ballsy voice. His Songwriting is filled with infectious hooks, and easy rolling rhythms. These are all love songs, evoking the full range of emotions that go along with it.” Ryan Heinsius, Editor of Flagstaff Live Magazine wrote, “A heartfelt piece of recorded Americana, raw and honest, showing off an up-and-coming songwriter molding a distinct and beautiful style.”
In December 2014, Parham released an EP titled Avalon Drive recorded in Nashville, TN to much appraise. "...highly stylized; subtle hand claps and flanging strat riffs act as an incredibly interesting foil to Parham's roughed up singing voice." wrote The Bluegrass Situation. Flagstaff Live raved, saying "Levi Parham shines as a dazzling mashup of radical down-stroke blues sung in the sultry vibrato of a terrestrial angel with perfectly groomed facial hair, his all-original tunes may remind Tom Petty enough of himself to ride those coat-tails." CMT Edge featured the video for the first single off of the album Never Coming Home To Me, which garnered attention and set the momentum for Parham's second video release, Ruby, featured on country music publication The Boot.
After touring the U.S. extensively throughout 2015, Parham signed with Music Road Records and recorded a full length album at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin, TX, titled These American Blues. The album is due to be released June 2016.
The Alternate Root releases music video for "Ruby" - RUBY ON THE ALTERNATE ROOT VIDEOSPHERE
The Oklahoman's Entertainment Blog gives nod to "Ruby" video - BAM's ENTERTAINMENT BLOG VIDEO SPOTLIGHT
Country Music Publication The Boot premiere's music video for "Ruby" - LEVI PARHAM RUBY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE
Featured in Flagstaff Live Magazine as the HOT PICK of the week - FLAG LIVE HOT PICK LEVI PARHAM
Kansas City Star Calls Levi Parham "an Okie Ray LaMontagne" - KANSAS CITY STAR BACK TO ROCKVILLE
Kansas City Pitch selects Levi Parham show as Pick Of The Week - THE PITCH MUSIC FORECAST LEVI PARHAM
Music Blog Popa's Tunes streams NEW EP Avalon Drive - POPA's TUNES STREAMS LEVI PARHAM
The Currentland Magazine gives Avalon Drive a great review - NEW ALBUM BY LEVI PARHAM, CURRENTLAND
Ghettoblaster Magazine Streams full Avalon Drive EP - ALBUMS IN THE STREAM, LEVI PARHAM AVALON DRIVE, GHETTOBLASTER
Folk Radio UK Premieres 2nd single off of Avalon Drive called "Lola My Lovely" - FOLK RADIO UK PREMIERE'S LOLA MY LOVELY
Q & A Interview from The Oklahoman - LEVI PARHAM STEERS TOWARDS MUSIC CAREER WITH NEW EP AVALON DRIVE
CMT Edge premiere's music video for "Never Coming Home To Me" - LEVI PARHAM RELEARNS NEVER COMING HOME TO ME, CMT EDGE
The Bluegrass Situation premiere's the first single from Avalon Drive "Never Coming Home To Me" - LEVI PARHAM DREDGES UP THE PAST
The Currentland Entertainment Magazine reviews An Okie Opera - LEVI PARHAM COMES OUT WITH SELF RELEASED ALBUM, AN OKIE OPERA
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Music Road Records
Nathan Dohse, Another Great Day Entertainment
Bekah Manning, The Temp Agency