The Parish Festival bends genres, turns heads

Jun 22, 2015

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer chats with The Parish Festival about the trip back to their native Iowa. 

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Featuring lead vocalist Jamey Cummins from the Hot Club of Davenport, The Parish Festival was formed in 2005 in Davenport, IA. Making up the band are Andy Rappel, Sara Ulloa, Kurt Lammers, and Jim Foster.

Performing an eclectic mix of gypsy jazz, country and pop music, The Parish Festival has a distinctly original and unforgettable sound. The group had performed successfully throughout the Midwest, even landing a song on the MTV show "Skins" before taking a short hiatus. At the beginning of 2012, the group reformed in Austin, TX with a new lineup, new energy, and a new passion for their music.