The gulf coast metropolis of Houston, Texas has a great history of acclaimed blues artists, and Sparky Parker proves that the big city still produces great talent to this day.
Sparky’s potent combo of blistering lead guitar work and soulful voice is a force to be reckoned with. For over a decade, he has honed his craft and made a name for himself playing in various Houston-based bands such as Funky Mustard, Mojofromopolis, and Bayou Monster. While the latter two bands mentioned are now defunct, he continues juggling his time between fronting his own band, Sparky Parker Band, as well as playing lead guitar in Funky Mustard.
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Sparky released his debut solo album Live In Houston in 2015 to much acclaim. The album features live, power trio renditions of a variety of blues numbers, including three original songs. His hard-rockin’, blues-based sound harkens back to the glory days of The Allman Brothers, Hendrix, and SRV.
A now recurrent face in the Costa Rica Blues Festival Sparky has become a must see part of the show. His great performances a light up the crowds usually greeting the sunset and welcoming the nightfall.