Nashville-based Parker Millsap, a versatile young guitarist and singer-songwriter, turned in a stellar performance with his band as the first post-thunderstorm act Sunday afternoon on the massive What Stage.
Originally from Oklahoma, Millsap’s soulful music touches a multitude of music genres, including rock, country, blues, Americana and folk. Songs such as “Morning Blues” tapped into the festival’s-last-day nature of the crowd, with Millsap backing his vocals with harmonica and electric guitar.
With plenty of firepower remaining after a Saturday performance in Chicago on the “Live From Here” NPR radio show, Millsap and band played most of the songs from his critically acclaimed new album “Other Arrangements.”
Before ending his hour-long set with the title track “Other Arrangements,” Millsap sweetly dedicated his song “She,” to his girlfriend, Nashville’s Meg Morgan, who was part of the crowd pressed close to the stage as the bright sunlight dried the early morning rain.