Jeff Parker Details Solo Guitar Album 'Forfolks,' Plays Canada on Tour

Parker and Steve Gunn will play in Vancouver next April
Jeff Parker Details Solo Guitar Album 'Forfolks,' Plays Canada on Tour
Jeff Parker has returned with details of a new solo album. The Tortoise guitarist will share Forfolks on December 10 via International Anthem/Nonesuch.

The eight-song Forfolks finds Parker reinterpreting Thelonious Monk's "Ugly Beauty" and the standard "My Ideal," alongside six original compositions. "Four Folks" was first recorded in 1995, while "La Jetée" had previously been recorded with Isotope 217 in 1997, and with Tortoise in 1998.

"Suffolk" is the first song to arrive from the album alongside today's news, and you can hear it below alongside visuals from director Cauleen Smith. Forfolks follows Parker's 2020 solo LP Suite for Max Brown.

Parker will tour the US next month, ahead of playing Vancouver with Steve Gunn in April of 2022. You can find his complete tour itinerary below.


Forfolks:

1. Off Om
2. Four Folks
3. My Ideal
4. Suffolk
5. Flour of Fur
6. Ugly Beauty
7. Excess Success
8. La Jetée

Jeff Parker 2022/2023 Tour Dates:

12/02 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
12/03 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
12/04 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club *
12/05 Lakeside, MI - Lakeside Inn *
12/07 Nashville, TN - Third Man Records *
12/08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
12/09 Charlotte, NC - Recover Brands *
12/10 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern *
12/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
12/12 Baltimore, MD - Creative Alliance *
12/14 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
12/15 Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts *
12/16 Kingston, NY - Tubby's *
12/17 Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall *
12/18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
03/24–27 Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival (with The New Breed)
03/29 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's *
03/30 San Diego, CA - CASBAH *
03/31—04/02 Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon *
04/03 TBD *
04/04 Menlo Park, CA - The Guild Theatre *
04/05 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
04/06 Sonoma, CA - Sebastiani Theatre *
04/08 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater *
04/09 Tacoma, WA - Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater *
04/10 Vancouver, BC - St James Hall *
04/11 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *

* with Steve Gunn