Meet Jeff and Colin
Jeff Parker is a multi-album recording artist and bluegrass fan-favorite from central Kentucky. Famous for his mandolin-playing and vocal lead singing, with over 30 years in music, Jeff has performed and recorded across America and internationally with musical acts such as the Lonesome River Band, Dailey & Vincent, and many more. With Dailey & Vincent, Jeff has performed multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden, and on national media networks like PBS, RFD-TV, Sirius XM, to the acclaim of critics and fans alike.
Jeff began playing guitar at age six with his father and biggest influence, Vester Parker, who encouraged Jeff, imparting the lesson that “[Y]ou need to practice. You have to know what you’re doing, and keep learning.” Jeff started playing the mandolin after he saw his first live performance of the Russell Brothers. For ten years, he performed at Renfro Valley where he was broadcast in over 200 radio stations with its Renfro Valley Sunday Morning. In 2001, Jeff began his partnership with the Lonesome River Band, and in 2007, he joined with The Dailey and Vincent band. Jeff’s collaboration with these groups has only grew his reputation as a leading vocal and instrumental talent and leading personality in bluegrass music.
As Jeff Parker & Company, he has produced four albums, “Two Roads to Travel” (2004), “Go Parker!” (2012), “It’s Christmas Time” (2013), and “Jeff Parker and Company” (2015), and "Time Has Made A Change" (2019), the latter of which included his new partner in music, Colin Ray.
In 2020, Jeff Parker & Colin Ray will be touring across the country at a venue near you. For booking information, email for more information.
Colin Ray is from Lincolnton, North Carolina. He began playing music at the age of six when he got his first guitar as a Christmas present. He followed that up by learning banjo and mandolin under close instruction from Darin Aldridge. Colin is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a major in Spanish and minors in Bluegrass and General Business. Colin has been a member of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band in various capacities on Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo. He was a member of the band Dreamcatcher for nearly a year on mandolin and vocals, and was a previous member of Jeff Parker & Company before coming on as an equal partner in the group.