The National Parks

The National Parks

Tom Butler

Thu · September 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

The National Parks
The National Parks
The National Parks was formed by Brady Parks in 2013 in Provo, Utah and has since independently released three studio albums. Upon the release of their debut LP, Young (2013), the band climbed to #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and with their sophomore record, Until I Live (2015), the 4-piece became a Billboard Regional Heatseeker. The National Parks' third studio album, Places, was released in late 2017 followed by a deluxe version in February 2018.

In the first month after the release of Places (2017), the record had been streamed more than 1,000,000 times on Spotify alone with individual tracks landing on major Spotify playlists like Pop Chillout, Indie Pop and Morning Commute. Despite operating as a true independent, the band has built and maintained an impressive following with a Spotify monthly listenership nearing 400,000 and appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Oyster Ridge Music Festival, School Nights at Bardot's. Praise has come from major press outlets such as NPR, Paste, Baeble Music, and The Vinyl District.

The National Parks create atmospheric and “anthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggest” (Paste Magazine) centered around male/female harmonies backdropped by guitar/piano/violin instrumentation. The band’s earliest touring was done as a three-piece but as the music has evolved, so has the band. A wide cast of musicians have joined as touring members of The National Parks but by 2015, the group had settled into a consistent four-piece setup with original members Brady Parks (vocals/guitar) and Sydney Macfarlane (vocals/keys) playing alongside, Cam Brannelly (drums) and Megan Parks (violin).
Tom Butler
Tom Butler
Nobody can accuse Tom Butler of taking the easy route. After picking up his first guitar at 14, he soon made his move from Seattle to London, where he crafted his heart-felt sound over four years whilst holding down a full-time job. The result? A story-telling musician who combines the big catchy choruses of The Lumineers with the authentically written ballads of John Mayer. It’s then delivered with a killer live performance that packs a real emotional punch.

Years later his hard work is finally starting to pay off. His debut EP ‘On the Line’ had a successful radio re-release in October 2014, and he received a PRS for Music Songwriting Prize. In 2015 Tom performed at several prestigious events including the BRIT Awards, Feast of St George's at Trafalgar Square in London and Glastonbury Festival on the PRS for Music VIP Stage. Tom also played shows at Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Greenbelt Festival and International Pop Overthrow (Liverpool). In 2016, he released his second EP "Highway" which includes his popular song "Malea". He performed showcases at BRITsWeek and the Busk In London festival.

Tom has big things coming in 2018. He's currently working with producer Nate Yaccino (who produced WHITE NOISE by Noah Gundersen) on new tracks!
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/