Bradley Winfield Parker | Appalachian Gold

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Appalachian Gold

by Bradley Winfield Parker

Country-Traditional, Bluegrass, Folk, Rock and Gospel
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Appalachian Gold
2:28 $0.99
2. Heaven's Door
3:19 $0.99
3. Street Runner
3:23 $0.99
4. Angel In My Arms
3:50 $0.99
5. Blue On The Mountain
2:54 $0.99
6. Mexican Memories
3:28 $0.99
7. Feelin' The Rain
4:03 $0.99
8. Al-I-Survey
2:10 $0.99
9. Someday Kind of Love
3:29 $0.99
10. One Brick Short
2:45 $0.99
11. More Of A Woman
3:53 $0.99
12. Lay It Down
4:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
As many musicians know, songs are written and sung from their very heart and soul. The foundations of a song are rooted in experience, although sometimes loosely. Thus, the songs you find in Appalachian Gold represent a lifetime of experience.

Back in the late 60’s and the 70’s, when people still went out to bars, clubs and honkytonks, I was a member of the “Franconia Notch Band,” based in Northern New Hampshire (remember, the Appalachian Mountains do range all the way to the northern border of the United States)—playing at ski resorts, colleges and other venues. I then moved on to a Virginia-based band, known as “Seabird.” When many would have thought my star was rising, I found myself almost totally deaf. I was told, at that time, by hearing specialists that I needed to stay away from all sound—at least for one year—in hopes that I could recover some of my hearing.

After that year, I started playing acoustic music as a solo act. However, it became evident that there wasn’t a way to make a living doing that.

So, to actually make a living and to save my sanity, I had to take another leave-of-absence from most of the music scene, keeping a very low profile and refusing to torture myself with what to do with the music in my mind, heart and soul. But, one cannot do that and remain sane for long, if the music still exists. Therefore, this is the next chapter.

My fondest hope is that the listener discerns not only the power and soul, but also the layers of life, that can be found in these songs.



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Earl Sweeney

Applalachian Gold
I have known Brad for many years and it's the music world's loss that unlike Jimmy Dean, nobody ever discovered Brad in a Drugs Store. His music reflects the roots of the White Mountains and the musical talent of his Mom, an accomplished piano player, and his Dad, an old-time fiddler, and combines old time, foot stompin' mountain music with more than a touch of rock and roll, infused with present-day modern country. What more could you ask for? I am happy to hear that he may begin performing in public again, because his many fans rued the day a few years ago when he stopped performing in public due to his hearing difficulties. Yay, Brad!!!!!!


Appalachian Gold
Wonderful singing and songwriting. Great musical talent. Feel that I know Brad through the words of his songs.

Johnny Ozelius

"Brad Parker's new cd will impress you with his attention to Country tradition."
Brad Parker's new cd will impress you with his attention to Country tradition, while infusing a real mondern western feel. Brad's guitar picking is clean and crisp and his fiddle playing will have you thinking "Where has this guy been hiding?" Brad is a serious talent on guitar, fiddle and in the songwriting department. If you like Merle Haggard, Kevin Welch, and Charlie Robison, I'd lay a 3 to 1 bet that you will really enjoy Brad's new cd.

Betty Boop

Awesome CD Brad
I have know Mr. Parker for a few years and heard the boy could sing but not until I attended the same Christmas Party and Brad played his CD did I realize what an awesome voice he has. I like all of the songs. It is still in the CD player and listen to it everyday. I am very glad that I purchased the CD and can not wait for a new one Brad.....

Kathy B

Awesome REAL country music! the way it is supposed to be!!
Brad Parker, you have outdone yourself with these wonderful songs!! Good, old fashioned country music,,,with HEART!!! toe tapping..YESSA!!!


Thanks for such a wonderful group of songs.
I enjoy them all, playing your CD while driving and relaxing-- listening to the words and meanings.

Kay Harrison

Sexy, heartfelt music for the long commute
I've had this CD playing in my car for months now and I really love it. Brad is widely known as the best musician on the NH acoustic music scene, and this CD is testament to that. His voice is sexy (ooh, baby, listen to that Street Runner song again) and his instrumentation is musically perfect. If you have a chance to hear him play in person, go. Nice job, Brad. I'm honored to have an autographed copy.

El Banadero

This album will make you want to listen to lyrics again and have you hummin its
Appalachian Gold is the work of an obvious master craftsman. The artist is a triple threat music man. Lyricist,Melody writer and instrumentalist par excellance. Music like this is all too rare. It's at once simple and complex in it's weaving of lyrics with hooky always interesting melodic lines. It's a study in contrasts sometimes even baffling in its exciting transitions. Witness the song "Heavens Door" about loving and home life, ya it's ok to let a tear or two flow, followed by "Street Runner" who "moves best at night" cool rocky R and B song with some awesome dual guitar tracks. Now say goodbye to Street Runner and Fly with an Angel with nice variation where Parker calls on a very fine lady vocalist ( a la Emmy Lou) singing a verse.
Then theres the wonderful "El Paso like" super Texmex tune which makes me want to run out to my favorite Cancun Mexican restaurant and eat Tacos with a cold Corona.
Parker is scary in his ability to play almost any musical instrument with great taste and proficiency.
This CD will always entertain you with its fusion of country/bluegrass/pop and southeast Arizona influences.
Appalachian Gold is worth its weight in..... yup you got
Rated a 4 simply because I'm selfish. I dont want this craftsman to hang up the pen and guitar and rest on his 5 star laurels.