Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals and drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their best friend Josh McSwain (lead guitar), Parmalee are the quintessential American country band. Raised on a diet of Southern rock, country, and blues, they formed in 2001 as a bunch of small town boys chasing wild weekend nights, but their talents eventually took them beyond the little cement-block barn they rehearsed in and onto country music’s biggest stages, not to mention the top of Billboard’s country chart.
More than a decade of blue-collar persistence made their 2013 breakout single, “Carolina,” into a Platinum-certified #1 hit, while their debut album landed in the Top 10. Two more singles (“Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine”) rose to #4 and #10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, and all the while they kept their noses to the grindstone, touring hundreds of dates a year.
Awards nominations from the Academy of Country Music and Teen Choice Awards came rolling in, and headlining tours were launched. Now with their next batch of music, they’re offering up a tribute to the place where it all began, and embracing the future.
Opening for Parmalee is Santa Cruz-based artist Taylor Rae! She began writing original songs at age 10 and has since recorded three CDs, including her newest album, Getting High to Stay Low. With her own genre she calls “Soul & Roll,” Taylor melds together R&B, jazz, funk/rock and blues, a style that earned her 2017 Santa Cruz NEXTies “Musician of the Year.”
Put on your cowboy hats & boots as Wine Country is coming back to Folktale on May 17th! Bring your appetites as Chef Todd Fisher and his culinary team will be there cooking up some delicious country cuisine available for purchase. Wine, beer & soda will be available.
Doors open @ 6pm // Show starts @ 7pm
VIP (Selected Seating – First Two Rows): $60
Opening Seating (First Come, First Served Throughout All Sections) : $45
Standing Room Only: $30
This is an age 21+ event. Proper ID may be required.