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Three voices, many strings, old and new acoustic alt-folk jazzy country blues.

Original story songs and semi-obscure cover tunes.


Another season upon us 

It's been a quiet winter. 

Kerry got a total knee replacement, so he hasn't been bounding about as much as usual, but we've been working away on some new material and experimenting with additional instrumentation.  Lotsa fun!

Applications are out and some gigs confirmed, and we're looking forward to another year of spreading the Steel Wound Sound.

We'll be updating the schedule on the Events page with places, dates and times as we go along.

Hope to see you out again!

Merry Happy Jolly 

Today is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and we celebrate the return of the light.  Happy Solstice to all our friends and fans around the globe.

Soon the bells will be ringing Merry Christmas.  There is a great body of traditional and new music to celebrate the season.  Find people to sing with!

Joyeux Noël, Mele Kalikimaka!  Felice Navidad, Prospero Anno y Felicidad!  (I like that 'y Felicidad')  Quot estis in convivio!

Hug your loved ones, show compassion, practice forbearance, and try to understand those we haven't learned to love yet.

Light a candle, plant a tree, share the earth, sing together!


Walking Wounded 

Hi Folks.
We've been quiet for a little while, and we probably won't be playing out much in the next few weeks, because Kerry has gone and got himself an upgrade on his knee.  Watch for the Walking Wounded tour in the new year.   Of course it'd be hard not to celebrate at least a little during the holidays.

It's too early to talk about Christmas shopping, so consider this a non-seasonal reminder to check out the Steel Wound Store.
We have CDs and the coveted "Get the Steel Wound Sound" tee shirts in the Store, and you can find digital downloads in the Music tab.  No waiting.

Steel Wound on the radio--live Links 

We have been getting good support on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 100.5 FM).  Duke Lang has played our tunes several times now on his program Better Days (Thursdays 10:00-12:00PM).  The link is www.coopradio.org/station/archives/48  for programs we're on.  Duke likes train songs, and Freight Train has figured large.

This weekend, Paul Norton is planning on playing Steel Wound on his show, What the Folk (Sunday 4:00-5:30PM).  Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM in the listening area, or outside the lower mainland, tune in on the internet: http://www.coopradio.org/content/what-folk and hit the 'listen now' button.  We'll post link to the archive file after the show.

We also had a feature interview on Richard Sevigny's Live in the Shuswap show on Voice of the Shuswap (CKVS 93.7 FM, http://voiceoftheshuswap.ca/).  It's been repeated a couple of times, and we'll update the link when the show is archived.

And we were played in the 'Hot New Music' set of PT's Roadhouse #189 Sept 3 2014  ( www.ptsroadhouse.com ).  We'll have to work on Paul to put us on again.

There's a couple more in the works, and we'll keep you updated as things unfold.  Live links on our Links page, along with links to other good folks we've worked with. 

Thanks for the support!  


The Starlight Lounge was hopping! 

Well friends & neighbours, our Seedy Release Party was a big success: sold-out full house, lots of happy people, and a full dance floor!  We never said we were a dance band, but people danced anyway.  Go figure.

Thanks Sheron, Lorna and Dianne for the decorations, watching the snack table and taking lots of pictures & video. 
Thanks Howard and Alice for tending the door and the merch table. 
Thanks to the folks at the Elks club, who patiently watched a bunch of crazies turn their Lodge into a slightly-worn old-time piano lounge.
Thanks Rick at 29th Street Music School for the lights--didn't they make those mirror balls look fabulous!

And especially, thank you to all you good people who came out to help us celebrate our little project.  We really appreciate your support.  Hope you all had as much fun as we did.

Keep spreading the Steel Wound Sound!

Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge on iTunes 

Ain't technology grand?  Our CD Last Dance at the Starlight lounge is now available on iTunes.  There's also a link through from our CBC page to iTunes for the tracks there.

Or you can review them all here, and purchase from our Store.  So many choices!

Getting on On-line 

We proceed:  Steel wound now has an artist page on CBC Music.  Search for Steel Wound for sample tracks.

We are also now on CD Baby.  Search for Steel Wound for digital downloads of the album or individual tracks.

Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge- CD now available 

Here it is folks.  The new Steel Wound CD is now fully available on line.  Full tracks in the Music section, to review & purchase downloads, and the full album digital downloadable, complete with bonus files containing the lyrics booklet and full credits.  Purchase a physical CD from the Store.  Check it out!

Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge (2014)

Produced by Andrew Smith and Kerry Parks
Words and music by Kerry Parks, except as noted.

Recorded at Piano Jam in Vernon and Lake Studios in Kelowna.
Mixed and mastered by Andrew Smith and Zachari Smith at Lake Studios.
Farther Along: CD
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More tunes from Kerry Parks with Steel Wound & Friends--some old, some new, some borrowed, some blues.

Produced by Andrew Smith, Zachari Smith, and Kerry Parks.

All songs written by Kerry Parks except as noted.

Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge: CD
  • Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge: CD

Last Dance at the Starlight Lounge: CD

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Produced by Andrew Smith and Kerry Parks

Words and music by Kerry Parks, except as noted.

Recorded at Piano Jam in Vernon and Lake Studios in Kelowna. Mixed and mastered by Andrew Smith and Zachari Smith at Lake Studios.

Twelve tracks, original story tunes and catchy covers.

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Previous events


Lumby Legion Customer Appreciation Day

Lumby Legion, Lumby

Kerry and Paul will be a two-piece trio for this event, playing from 4:00- 5:00pm Music all day from Noon to Midnight for Lumby Legion's Customer Appreciation Day.


Caetani House Songwriters Showcase

Caetani House, Pleasant Valley Road , Vernon

Kerry will appear in Songwriters Showcase with Jane Eamon, Lowell Friesen and host Andrew Mercer for outdoor concert. Each songwriter will alternate, presenting original songs and stories behind them. Tickets $10 at the gate.


Joe & Barb's Anniversary


Private yard party celebrating 40 years!

Barry Dorval Campaign Fundraiser

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Lakers Clubhouse, 7000 Cummins Rd, Vernon BC

Music Social and Art Auction fundraiser for Barry Dorval's election campaign. Three bands, art auction action, appies, refreshments, licenced. Tickets $35 at Barry's campaign office (3204 30 Ave Vernon, call 236-600-1863) or at the door.


Benefit for Dave Bayer

Lumby Curling Rink Lounge, Lumby

Join Steel Wound and six other bands as our community comes together to support Cherryville pedal steel player, Dave Bayer, who is suffering from cancer. Music from 2:00 to 8:00pm, silent auction, bag auction, snacks. Admission by donation. Hear Charlie & Paul Fisher, Caddilac Bob, Lee Dinwoodie Band, The Mabel Lickers, Adam Decker, Tim Reardon and Les Copeland. Open mic to follow as time allows.

Rockin' For Rod Fundraiser

Atrium Hotel Ballroom, 32nd St, Vernon BC

Dinner and Dance Fundraiser for Rod and Lorna MacDonald. Rod has had two emergency brain surgeries to resolve an AVF malformation, and is presently in neurological rehab therapy. It might be a long haul. Music by Steel Wound, Six Shades of Grey, and the Legendary Lake Monsters. Tickets $60 each, minimum suggested donation, proceeds to Rod & Lorna.

Steel Wound at Predator Ridge

Predator Ridge Music on the Patio, Vernon BC

Dinner show outdoors on the Patio


Birthday Party

West Kelowna

Private function