The popular Denver band The Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers have decided in an unprecedented move to drop The “Kentucky Street” from their name and heretofore shall be known simply as The Parlor Pickers.
This move came after numerous questions about the origins of the band. “Our little Josher is a simple midwest kid,” said David Mickelson, father of the bassist for the group, “and people kept asking me if he was from Kentucky.” Mickelson was obviously distraught during the interview and had to pause numerous times to hold back tears of anguish. “We are just so happy that my baby boy and his gang of misfits have decided to stop lying to people about where they are from,” Said Ruth Mickelson, as she clutched a faded baby picture of her now twenty-nine year-old son.
The Parlor Pickers’ spokesman, Kane Wilder was quoted as saying, “The Parlor Pickers never claimed any affiliation with Kentucky or the south. Their name was inspired by the fact that they (The Parlor Pickers) began playing in the parlor room of their Kentucky Street flat located in Denver, CO.
“I don’ care where it came from,” Chuck Thomas, father of guitarist Mark Thomas, said. “Heck, I don’t care if they are named Angels of Holy Perfection, nothing changes the fact that their music is still crap.” Thomas was too overwhelmed to continue any interviews.
The Pickin’ Post was unable to get a quote directly from any of the members of the band, but Wilder assures people, ” Though their name has shortened, nothing about the group has changed at all. The boys in the group want that to be very clear.”
The Post will keep everyone updated with any further developments in The Parlor Pickers name change fiasco.
Denver Band Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers have premiered their new music video for the song “Country Girls” off their debut album, Barn Burner. This video was written, directed and shot by Denver local, Alexander Craven. Please have a look and consider checking them out at one of their upcoming events:
Friday, May 25th at the Hi-Dive theater with Mosey West & FaceMan more info: http://www.hi-dive.com/event/111981/
Sunday, May 27th at the Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen, CO. (Memorial Day Weekend). More info: http://www.littlebearsaloon.com/
video link: http://vimeo.com/41817354
Head on over to our events page or our Facebook for the most up-to-date information. Barn Burner is still for sale on Bandcamp, you can also stream the entire album for free on there. Feel free to Contact Us with any questions/inquiries!
It’s SeptFest at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver! Celebrate the spirit of ‘suds’ with the kick-off to the city’s 3rd Annual Denver Beer Fest. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th to savor cold, craft brews on the hotel’s outdoor Plaza Level Terrace with festivities featuring an array of beer provided by Great Divide Brewery Company and Oskar Blues, house-made Denver Pale Ale brats and oversized pretzels, with live music by Denver’s own Kentucky Parlor Pickers. Tickets are $45, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Fund for student scholarships. We hope to see you there. Cheers!
Barn Burner is finally done! 43 guitar picks, 5 barrels of sweat and about a gallon of whiskey went into making this record. We are so happy with this sucker we got the jake leg!
The first track “Country Girls” is available to stream/download for free:
Have a listen and come on out to this show. This lineup is sure to cure what ales ya!
Friday, May 20th 2011
Kentucky Parlor Pickers (www.theparlorpickers.com)
Chad Price of Drag the River (www.myspace.com/chadpricesongs)
Lizzie Huffman (www.myspace.com/lizziehuffman)
Patrick Dethlefs (www.patrickdethlefs.com)
Link to online presale tickets:
(the first 50 preorders get a free corn cob pipe branded by us!)
Barn Burner is almost finished. We have just released a single off the album and would love for you to have a listen! Country Girls is streaming on bandcamp:
We are playing a CD release show on May 20th at the Hi-Dive in Denver.
@The HiDive, 7 S. Broadway Denver, CO 8pm
Kentucky Parlor Pickers
The album is sounding really good. We can’t wait to share it with you all. We are also playing a lot of shows. The most up to date info is on our Facebook. We have shows coming up around Denver and Boulder.
We will be playing with Tin Horn Prayer on January 20th! The opening act is Goodbye Fairbanks.
Thursday, January 20 at 9:00pm
@ Illegal Pete’s 1530 16th Street Denver, CO
HERE is a link to the Facebook event
12/21/10 @ Illegal Pete’s (1530 16th Street). w/ T.B.A., All Ages, Free!
These are going to be some great Christmas time shows! Bring out the family and shake your molasses with us!
The Young Cities EP Release show w/ Young Cities, Monroe Monroe, Sun Red
Where: The Hi-Dive on Broadway/Ellsworth
Time: 8pm, (we open so come early!)
Lizzie Huffman w/ Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers
Where: Illegal Pete’s on the 16th St. Mall.
How much: Free!