Lucas Parker Band + Jessica Paige @ The Zoo Bar
September 29 @ 9:00 pm
$12 cover charge.
Lucas Parker is a rock / fusion guitarist and bandleader based out of Denver, CO. His energetic stage performance and unique style has gathered and held the attention of concert goers and electric guitar enthusiasts in the Midwest live music and festival scene for over 10 years. Lucas Parker Band’s music possesses the sleek precision of Steely Dan while still honoring the tradition of reckless abandon that is improvisational rock music. At the center is Lucas’ guitar playing, which can be described as putting ingredients from Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, and David Gilmour in a blender pressing shred.
Jessica Paige brings the roots of her rural Kansas childhood to life with heartfelt, folky lyricism contrasted by her huge voice and personality. Jessica wavers between the influences of powerhouse voices like Janis Joplin and Brandi Carlile to the sultry and delicate inflections of Norah Jones and Jeff Buckley, a true master of vocal range and emotion. A three time semi-finalist on American Idol, twice voted “Best Vocalist” in Kansas City, TEDxKC Artist, Folk Alliance International Showcase Artist, featured vocalist with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Jessica has become one of Kansas City’s most respected musicians and band leaders.