This is the latest release for singer/songwriter Parker Millsap, a follow-up to his very well-received 2014 self-titled debut. For this 20-something Oklahoman, singing like there’s no one listening has been a way of life since he was a kid. This latest features Millsap drawing heavily from his gospel roots and blending that with a rustic folk and early rock & roll swagger. This is a nice slice of Americana that rings real and true, with tuneful gems like the rhythmic “Pining,” the fiddle-infused “Morning Blues” and the tender “Jealous Sun.” The production is live and personal, as if Millsap and his band are playing right in your living room.
Score: 8 out of 10
The Very Last Day
Producer: Parker Millsap & Gary Paczosa