Parsons ends his stage performance by holding a note for what seems an impossible length of time, much to the audience's delight. By now I've ingested enough ear candy to have forgotten about the red pants. Still, the pants make him easy to find after the show. I ask him about the band, then pop the question I can't resist. He grins. This is a question he's had to answer for a long time. "Actually, somebody told me Gram's real name was Cecil." This, I later discover, is not only true, but Gram's real surname was Connor. No matter--this Graham Parsons is a fantastic singer and musician, and he and the Go Rounds complement each other perfectly. And they're a fun band to boot.
Graham Parsons & the Go Rounds open for Matt Jones at the Blind Pig on Saturday, April 27.
[Originally published in April, 2013.]