Program


Walter Parks & Rob Curto

Walter Parks & Rob Curto

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tickets/General Admission: $20 Advanced; $25 At the door; $40 VIP

Legendary duo performs reels, spirituals and swamp blues for a soaring Americana sound.

Walter Parks, longtime guitarist sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens joins accordionist extraordinaire Rob Curto in melding Southern US, European and South American musical influences. Their self-described “swampalachia” style reimagines the soundtrack to the building of America wherein traditional hollers, reels, spirituals, work songs and hymns are all manifested in a contemporary way. 

Rob Curto is an accordionist, composer, arranger and keyboardist based in New York and Philadelphia. He is a founding member of the band Matuto which was chosen to represent the United States State Department overseas as part of the American Music Abroad program in 2013 and 2015. He has released 4 CDs as a band leader and is a prolific composer/arranger.

Their collaboration marks Mr. Parks’ third appearance at Cathedral Arts Live. He previously delighted audiences with a solo performance, a reimagining of traditional spirituals with Jersey City singer Vivian Sessoms and a reunion with Stephanie Winters, his former bandmate from The Nudes.

 

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