Parker, Jeff


  • From Renfro Valley, Kentucky.
  • Began playing guitar at age six. Age 12, began performing with his family band Sounds of Gospel at the Renfro Valley Barn Dance.
  • First professional gig: playing mandolin with Larry Sparks at Renfro Valley.
  • 1980, formed his first band called Train 45.
  • 1986-1994, worked full time as a musician at Renfro Valley. He was in the staff band and performed with The Parker Brothers.
  • 1995, formed Wilderness Trail with his brother Mike.
  • 2001, joined the Lonesome River Band, playing mandolin.
  • 2004, released first solo project Two Roads to Travel (Lonesome Day).
  • 2006, left the Lonesome River Band and joined Dale Ann Bradley’s band.
  • 2007, joined Dailey & Vincent, playing mandolin and singing harmony vocals.
  • 2012, released second solo project Go Parker (Lonesome Day).
  • 2013, released “It’s Christmas Time” album (Lonesome Day).
  • 2015, released “Jeff Parker & Company” album (Lonesome Day).
  • 2018, announced his decision to leave Dailey & Vincent and begin performing with his own band Jeff Parker & Company.
  • 2019, formed a new act with guitarist/singer Colin Ray called Jeff Parker and Colin Ray.
  • 2020, joined Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers; Jeff Parker and Colin Ray disbanded.
  • 2022, left Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers to resume performing under his own name.