Atlanta native, Parker Smith landed his first gig in September 2010 and fans immediately took a liking to his unique sound. Musical influences range from Taj Mahal to Talking Heads, self-described “acoustic roots with electric sprouts.” However, the band members attempt to steer clear of staying in one genre. They stress their passion about playing ‘real music with real instruments’ (no computers allowed on stage), and fans appreciate the originality and roots-oriented sound. According to one writer, “Parker Smith and the Bandwith are a great young band out of Atlanta. They’re a southern rock band in an essential way, though their songs run the gamut from sprawling, fast-paced jams to tight, quiet ballads. Smith’s lyrics, backed by tight guitar playing, are poignant and full of yearning: for a cleaner life, a distant woman, fresh ground. It’s honest, heartfelt music that—without taking itself too seriously—contemplates the space between who we are and what we want to be.”
Parker embarked on his “Solo Flight” tour in 2012 and the full band “Piedmont Summer Tour” in 2013 throughout the east coast. He continues to play solo acoustic and full band shows, mixing in carefully chosen covers with his growing list of originals. A compilation of recordings from his “Solo Flight” tour was released in April 2013.
In 2014 Parker moved to the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas and played with some of the area’s finest musicians. In Austin he released “Long Live Jazz Vol. 1” from his jazz project LONG HORN. In 2015 Parker moved back to Atlanta and opened a local music school in Kirkwood, Guitar Shed. As of 2017, he is currently working on the followup album to “Garden Hills” and looks forward to “Increasing the Bandwith” in the Southeast.