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Millsap, Parker / Very Last Day, The
Album:Very Last Day, The Collection:Country
Artist:Millsap, Parker Added:Jan 2019
Label:Okrahoma Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-01-22 Pull Date:2019-03-26 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Mar 24Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17Feb 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 11, 2022:Hanging In The Boneyard
Morning Blues
4.Sep 01, 2021:Hanging in the Bone Yard (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2019)
Hades Pleads
2.Aug 04, 2022:Hanging In The Boneyard
Hades Pleads
5.Jul 14, 2021:Totally A (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2019)
Hands Up
3.Oct 12, 2021:Traditions (rebroadcast from Mar 29, 2019)
6.Jul 08, 2021:Old Fart At Play (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2019)

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-01-23 
The Very Last Day – Parker Millsap

Leave it to Parker Millsap to create a release that is a joy to listen to even while addressing existential topics such as a gay son coming out to his anti-gay father and the apocalypse. Even without its weighty topics, this disk, with its tight rockabilly band and his unique vocal styling would make for a solid release. Throw in clever song writing that mixes his Pentecostal upbringing and a dystopian view of things to come and you've got something well worth playing in this his second full length release.

RIYL: Dave Alvin, Lucinda Williams, Skin & Bones
FCC: None detected

#1) Hades Pleads - jump blues rocker with high energy fiddle about Hades letting loose with a nuclear Holocaust (2:36)
* #2) Pining - pretty, midtempo song about pining for one's love with great piano break (2:44)
* #3) Morning Blues - hypnotic, country blues number with exquisite fiddle/vocal interplay (3:40)
* #4) Heaven Sent - powerful number about a gay young man facing his preacher father (3:52)
* #5) The Very Last Day - funky number about nuclear annihilation (3:00)
#6) Hands Up - uptempo rocker about an ex-solider robbing someone to feed his family (2:41)
#7) Jealous Sun - slower, acoustic number featuring PM's vocals (2:38)
* #8) Wherever You Are -uptempo call for one's sweetheart in defiance of their conservative religion (3:02)
#9) You Gotta Move - strong cover of a Gary Davis / Fred McDowell classic (4:20)
#10) Acoustic number about reenergizing a relationship (4:25)
* #11) Beautiful lament about the loss of a sister with exquisite interplay between vocals & fiddle and guitar (2:55, too short)

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1.Hades Pleads 6.Hands Up
2.Pining 7.Jealous Sun
3.Morning Blues 8.Wherever You Are
4.Heaven Sent 9.You Gotta Move
5.The Very Last Day 10.A Little Fire
 11.Tribulation Hymn