Swamp blues guitarist Walter Parks performs tonight at Shake Rag Art & Culture Center
Donna Green-Townsend / WUFT-FM
Veteran blues guitarist Walter Parks with Florida's 89.1, WUFT-FM's Donna Green-Townsend.
Veteran blues guitarist Walter Parks who built and international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens is bringing his unique style to Melrose tonight. Parks, who’s also the leader of the southern swamp blues group Swamp Cabbage will peform at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center at 8:00 along with well-known Florida guitarist Sam Pacetti. Parks talked with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend in our studio this afternoon.
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