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Striking Matches & Parker Millsap’s Nashville Skyline – The Buddy & Jim Show Recap

strikingmatches(Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmerman Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

Striking Matches can count all of their songs that have appeared on the television show Nashville. There’s already been eight and one more is coming soon.

“I’m recording another one,” executive music producer Buddy Miller revealed on a recent Buddy & Jim Show taped in front of a live audience at the City Winery in Nashville.

“I don’t know if you spoiled it,” guitarist Justin Davis shot back. It was the first Buddy & Jim Show which will be taped monthly in front of a live audience at City Winery. The show featured musical guests Parker Millsap, Lee Ann Womack and Striking Matches. Miller remembered how the television show’s music supervisor Frankie Pine had gone out one day a few years ago and came back talking incessantly about the duo.

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VIDEO: Parker Millsap ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

Parker18Something wonderfully different for your Sunday afternoon. 21-year-old Parker Millsap grew up in a Pentecostal church in Oklahoma, but it has been his leaving of the church that has made for his fascinating music. He began playing guitar aged 9 and found strong influence in bluesmen Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, starting a cover band in high school. When he graduated he moved to Northern California and interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded two of his albums, and Parker found himself inspired upon returning home and getting into songwriting. He released an indie album and ended up playing Tin Pan South Festival in Nashville, where he impressed Old Crow Medicine Show’s manager so much he ended up opening for the band on tour.

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