Robert "Freightrain" Parker

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Robert “Freightrain” Parker is Seneca from Buffalo, New York. In 2015, he became the First Indigenous Person Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Robert “Freightrain” Parker’s music is not easily defined by one genre. His distinctive approach to American roots is a breath of fresh air, leaving fans energized and mesmerized from live shows.

Freightrain recorded his debut album, “Freightrain Live,” at The Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo, NY in the winter of 2016. In the fall of 2016 he successfully toured Europe with his band in support of the release. A year later he released his second album of all original material, "Outside Ourselves.” Parker produced and arranged all tracks on both albums, receiving high accolades in both areas of production as well as performance.

"Freightrain Live" is equal parts soul and funk, blues and roots. It received critical acclaim nationally and internationally. Each of the Tracks are Blues Songs he has made is own and showcases his broad musical influences and pushing the boundaries of his blues beginnings. From Little Walter (Up the Line) to Little Milton (I Need Somebody) to Allen Toussaint (Get out of My Life, Woman) and Robert Parker's (Barefootin') they just share the same name.

Each track includes the dynamic key Freightrain players, Robert “Freightrain” Parker on lead vocals and bass guitar, Grace Lougen on lead guitar, Damone Jackson on drums and Greg Leech on keys. A wide range of musicians interspersed throughout the album with special appearances by Local Legends and Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Willie Haddath and Jony James, Native Harmonica Player Jeremy Keyes, Parker's Brother Kenny Parker on sax, and Jim Bohm on trumpet.

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Freightrain Live

Freightrain Live Robert "Freightrain" Parker

Released: April 7th, 2016

Songs

Freightrain Live

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"Up The Line" from Freightrain Live

Freightrain Live

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"Think it Over" from Freightrain Live

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"Barefootin'" from Freightrain Live