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#322 – Peter Parcek – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Peter Parcek – photo by Margaret Lampert

“You’re as baaad as Eric Clapton, and I know Eric Clapton”

Those words were uttered by legendary bluesman Buddy Guy and he was talking about guitarist Peter Parcek, who’s been creating a name for himself playing shows in the Northeast and releasing several critically acclaimed albums, even being nominated as “Best New Artist” by the Blues Foundation.

Yet, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from him – seven years in fact.  He’s broken his silence with Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, an album full of his gritty guitar and signature atmospheric blues sound.  He’s backed by a stellar lineup of musicians, including Spooner Oldham and Luther Dickinson.

We discuss what took so long between releases, how some potent moonshine entered the recording process, and what he thinks of being referred to as “innovative and old.”