SATURDAY NOV 4th 8:00pm

banjo, bluegrass, music, evanston, David Parmley, concert, family, fun, Chicago

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banjo, bluegrass, music, evanston, David Parmley, concert, family, fun, Chicago

All of these faces will be recognized by long time Bluegrass fans. This quintet has over 180 years of experience performing in the Bluegrass genre. 2016 is the breakout year for this configuration. All of the members have played together in different bands as well as the Original Bluegrass Cardinals or Continental Divide. As the name suggests, this band is bringing back the songs and sounds of The Bluegrass Cardinals. The Cardinals were at the top of the Bluegrass heap from 1976 to 1991. They will be bringing back the smooth three and four part harmonies the Cardinals were renowned for. They are also creating new recordings featuring great old Bluegrass Cardinal classics and new songs that fit perfectly with the originals. Watch for them at a Festival or Concert series in your area

 

David Parmley began his musical career at age 15 and by the time he turned 17, he began his full time career as a member of The Bluegrass Cardinals. That band featured his father, Don Parmley, and three Los Angeles musicians. In 1975 they made their way to the Washington DC area and began performing several nights a week for several years. David's lead and baritone voice was the backbone to The Cardinal sound. Dozens of musicians have worked with David and Don over the years but "The Sound" remained constant. The Bluegrass Cardinals recorded dozens of projects during their 25 year run. The material is considered the finest to come out of the 70's and 80's Bluegrass era. David left The Bluegrass Cardinals in the 90's to pursue a solo career featuring a more modern approach to Bluegrass Music. David Parmley and Continental Divide topped the Bluegrass Charts throughout the 90's. He took time off the road around 2008, but now in 2016, David is returning to Bluegrass Music with a new renewed spirit. Cardinal Tradition is an exciting new adventure and one that everyone has been waiting for...wait no more!

banjo, bluegrass, music, evanston, David Parmley, concert, family, fun, Chicago
  • David Parmley - lead vocals & guitar

  • Steve Thomas - mando, fiddle & vocals

  • Steve Day - fiddle & vocals

  • Dale Perry - banjo & vocals

  • Ron Spears - bass & vocals...

"It’s hard to get much better than David Parmley singing a good ol’ bluegrass song." - Bluegrass Unlimited.

"...when Parmley hits the stage, history is written."

-Direct from Nashville, TN....