Shout out to Lawrence, Kansas. I was scanning the web to see if anyone or any entity could lay claim to some Anders Parker live material when I came across a TV show called “Turnpike.” It seems the last time Parker toured through Lawrence, “Turkpike” shot a feature on him, containing an interview and also filmed Parker performing a few songs from the new album, Tell It To The Dust, which is still in mega-heavy rotation on my IPod. Anyway, I highly recommend the stuff – some really great clips here, as Parker re-works a few songs in the solo/acoustic and solo/piano vein. I kind of wish at least one of the songs showcased Parker’s rock leanings, too, but you can’t have it all.

The Beach Boys – Sloop John B
Van Morrison & Lonnie Donegan – Goodnight Irene
Townes Van Zandt – No Deal
Badfinger – No Matter What
Led Zeppelin – Custard Pie
Buttercup – A Fire
The Gourds – Caledonia
Alice In Chains – Nutshell (from Unplugged)
Fleetwood Mac – Second Hand News
Nick Drake – Know
Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
Elliot Smith – Sweet Adeline
Guided By Voices – Skills Like This