Levi Parham is an Americana musician, singer and songwriter from southeast Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star called him “An Okie version of Ray Lamontagne…” while The Bluegrass Situation said, “Perhaps it’s something in the water – that same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man….Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it.”
Parham released his first album, An Okie Opera, in may 2013. Currentland Magazine named it one of the top Red Dirt Albums of the year along side Samantha Crain, The Red Dirt Rangers, and Jason Boland saying, ”Parham is a major talent. He has a soulful, ballsy voice. His Songwriting is filled with infectious hooks, and easy rolling rhythms. These are all love songs, evoking the full range of emotions that go along with it.” Ryan Heinsius, Editor of Flagstaff Live Magazine wrote, “A heartfelt piece of recorded Americana, raw and honest, showing off an up-and-coming songwriter molding a distinct and beautiful style.”
In December 2014, Parham released an EP titled Avalon Drive recorded in Nashville, TN to much appraise. “…highly stylized; subtle hand claps and flanging strat riffs act as an incredibly interesting foil to Parham’s roughed up singing voice.” wrote The Bluegrass Situation. Flagstaff Live raved, saying “Levi Parham shines as a dazzling mashup of radical down-stroke blues sung in the sultry vibrato of a terrestrial angel with perfectly groomed facial hair, his all-original tunes may remind Tom Petty enough of himself to ride those coat-tails.”
At the end of 2015, Parham immediately went to work on his follow up to Avalon Drive, These American Blues, which released June 24th, 2016 on Music Road Records. No Depression called it “a must have in any music aficionado’s collection” while Elmore Magazine said it was “a remarkable feat of musicianship”.
With a steadily increasing fan base and a prolific tour schedule, Levi Parham shows no signs of slowing down, while the horizon gets bigger and broader.