Keith 'Guitar Pickin' Parker
Keith got his start on electric guitar playing Blues and Rock n Roll.
For the past 10 years or so he's become an excelent acoustic rhythm guitar player. He takes great pride in holding down the rhythm guitar for the purpose of accompany his vocals, other vocalists as well as lead players. Not just limited to being an excellent rhythm player, Keith can also take a lead guitar break while playing blues, county, rock n roll as well as some other musical styles.
Keith teaches guitar and ukulele in his home studio. Plays a little Harmonica, Bass, Nashville tuned guitar, Plectrum Banjo, Tenor and Baritone guitar. He incorporates these instruments into the mix depending on the other instrumentation he's playing with and/or on what's needed in order to serve the song he's playing.
He enjoys playing different musical styles which is no way limited to the following genre: Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Pop, Roots Music and Singer Songwriter.
For over 30 years Keith has primarily been in bands that only played cover tunes. Including his own bands: Sunset Highway, New Sunset and Sunset Country. But in 2012 he formed Canyon Wind and started writing and co-writing original songs. He finds great pleasure mixing into his performance set a few original compositions. He now performs with Canyon Wind, Top Rail, Shiners Creek and with his harmonica friend Bing. He's also waiting for the pandemic to be over so he can return to his solo performances for the elderly.
Here are a few Audio Samples
Canyon Wind Trio
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash - Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett - Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton -
When The Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks - Folsome Prison Blues - Johnny Cash - Wagon Wheel - Darious Rucker
Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver - Boot Scootin Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Working Man' Blues & Moma Tried - Merle Haggard -
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band - Ten Rounds Of Jose' Cuervo - Tracy Bird
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson - Give Me 3 Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band
Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry - Black Hills Midnight - Canyon Wind - All Summer Long - Kid Rock
God Bless Texas - Little Texas - Toes - Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Neil McCoy - Give Me 3 Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Walk Softly - Kentucky Headhunters - Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
I'LL BE UPDATING THIS LIST TO REPRESENT MORE OF WHAT WE DO IN THE WEEKS TO COME
SONGS FOR THE ELDERLY
Performed by Keith on Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele and Vocals
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie - Side By Side - When You're Smiling - You Are My Sunshine - Sing along
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Has Anybody Seen My Gal - Baby Face - Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong - All Shook Up, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Pressley - Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, Flosome Prison Blues - Johnny Cash - Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho - Hey Good Lookin', Jambalaya - Hank Williams - Too Fat Polka - Arthur Godfrey - Ain't She Sweet - Bye Bye Blackbird - Proud Mary - CCR
Sentimental Journey - Doris Day - Dream Lover - Bobby Darin - Never On Sunday - Take Me Out To The Ball Game - You're Sixteen - I've been Working On The Railroad - Shine On, Harvest Moon - L-O-V-E - Oh, Susanna
In The Good Old Summer Time - Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers - This Little Light Of Mine - Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond - Take Me Home Country Home - John Denver - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Irish Stadard - Tiny Bubles - Those Were The days - Let Me Call You Sweetheart - All Of Me - Just Because - Polka - Traveling Man - Ricky Nelson - Edelweiss - The Glow-Worm - King Of The Road - Roger Miller - Crazy - Willie Nelson Version
Goodnight, Irene - God Bless America - Sing Along - More - Perry Como - Georgia, All Of Me, On The Road Again - Willie Nelson - Everybody Loves Somebody, Pennies From Heaven, Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller - The Beer Barrel Polka - In Heaven There Is No Beer, Medley
And The List Keeps getting longer and longer - I do many more tunes than are listed here and there's more to come
The Canyon Wind Trio
Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens version - Black Velvet Band - Irish Standard - Bye Bye Love - Everly Bros.
City Of New Orleans - Willy Nelson version - Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
Drunken Sailor - Standard - Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers - Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys - Just Because - Polka Standard - Kentucky Woman - Neil Diamond
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan - Moonshiner - Irish Folk - Ob La Di Ob La Da - The Beatles
Peaceful Easy Feelin' - The Eagles - Ramblin' Man - Almond Brothers - Red Rose Cafe - The Fureys
Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot - Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond - Rainy Day Woman - Bob Dylan
Wasn't That A Party - Irish Rovers - Whisky In A Jar - Celtic Thunder - Wild Rover - Classic Irish Folk Song
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens - The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel - One - Three Dog Night
Take It To The Limit - Waylon Jennings version - Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson - Wild World - Cat Stevens
Flowers On The Wall - Statlers Brothers - Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker - I Got A Name - Jim Croce
I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal - John Anderson - Happy Together - The Turtles - Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Gental On My Mind - Glenn Campbell - All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
Blues - Country - Boogie & Rock n Roll
Duo Performances with Harmonica, Guitar and Vocals
Hey Bartender (There's a big bug in my beer) - Warner Williams - Mississippi Kid - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels - Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed - On Scotch, One Burban, One Beer - Amos Milburn - Long Time In The Ground - Deke Dickerson - Built For Comfort - Willie Dixon - One Way Out - Elmo James - High Heel Sneakers - Tommy Tucker - Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton - Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy - A Six Pack To Go - Hank Thompson - Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson - Shanty - Jonathan Edwards - The Ballad Of Curtis Loew - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards - Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding - Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Florida Road Construction Blues - Original -Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton - Six Days On The Road - My Babe - Little Walter - Kansas City - Rollin' And Tumblin' - Call Me The Breeze - JJ Cale - Rock Me Baby - Slim Harpo - T-Bone Shuffle - T Bone Walker - Stormy Monday - T Bone Walker - God Trying To Get Your Attention - Keb Mo - Sand On Our Toes - Original - Route 66 - Nat King Cole - Shake Your Money Maker - She's Gone - Original - The Souths Gonna Do It Again - Charlie Daniels - Crazy Mary's Wild Moonshine - Original - When Will You Be Mine - Original
For more Audio Video Samples please visit the pages
Covers and Originals