The BLT Coffee House Series, a showcase for singer/songwriters with local ties, continues in June with singer/songwriter/storyteller/musician Justin Parson from Brookville, PA. Justin has been writing songs for 20 years. Raised in the Pentecostal church, he witnessed from the stage, playing mandolin and bass, the power of music to impact human emotion. While studying Practical Theology in Central Florida, he encountered other musicians and songwriters who reinforced and broadened his understanding of acoustic and folk music.
Justin toured with Tree By Leaf, a folk band based in mid coast Maine, playing guitar and mandolin. Settling back in Pennsylvania with his wife, Candy, Justin worked together with John Malone and Jerome Wincek to form Big Jack Earl, an alternative folk band that recorded a self-titled debut album in 2004 and Peppercorn Rent in 2006. In 2013, he recorded Songs From the Spare Room, reflecting on the evolution of a man and his place in music. He currently writes for and performs with an acoustic vocal band, The Jefferson County Line, amongst other diverse side projects.
The performance is planned for Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Butler Little Theatre, 1 Howard Street, Butler. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door (no presales)