“Through The Canvas” is the first single from from the upcoming Parker Gispert debut album due out fall 2018. The song was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird and Hacienda Studios by Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith / Antony and the Johnsons) and was the first song Gispert wrote for his new solo career. “I was feeling a bit paralyzed” by the excitement of starting a solo career says Parker about the songs origins. “I grabbed my guitar and walked out into a big open field on the farm I was living on and suddenly the song began to come to me.” The song is about “taking control and being the artist of your own life. You’re the artist, and whatever you want your life to be like, you have the ability to paint the picture with your actions. If you take a snapshot of where you are, who’s surrounding you, what you are doing with your time, and you don’t like the photo… you have the ability to paint a different picture. You’re the artist and your life is your masterpiece… know what you want to see, and then go out and paint that picture through your actions.”
Parker recently co-wrote a song with Alice Cooper and Bob Ezrin for Alice Cooper’s latest studio album “Paranormal.”
Parker Gispert is also the frontman, singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of The Whigs. The Whigs began in Athens, Georgia in 2001 and have released five studio albums and one live album via ATO Records and New West Records while also touring the world consistently as headliners or support for groups such as Kings of Leon, Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Drive By Truckers, Hold Steady, and many more. They've appeared four times on the Late Show with David Letterman, twice The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The Whigs have performed at major American Festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Sasquatch as well as prominent international festivals such as Fuji Rock (Japan), Rock Werchter (Belgium), T in the Park (Scotland), and Oxygen (Ireland) to name a few. They've played major venues such as Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, Hyde Park, and Slane Castle. Their most recent release is their first live album, "Live In Little Five" which was released in November 2016 by New West Records.
Parker grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Philosophy.