Judge Parker was formed in 1988 by brothers Larry and Arthur Pearson. Name of the band comes from the historic Arkansas Territory Hanging Judge, “Isaac C. Parker” from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Years of hard work and dedication has made Judge Parker famous again, this time for music. Staying true to their roots gave them a kind of sound that classic rock and southern rock fans thought was long gone.
Little by little, Judge Parker has become known as one of the hardest working bands in the Southern rock scene, by doing an average of 200 dates per year. Judge Parker has shared the stage with Black Oak Arkansas, Big and Rich, Shooter Jennings, The Marshall Tucker Band, Confederate Railroad, Kentucky Headhunters, Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, Jackyl, David Allan Coe and many more.
Judge Parker — comprised of Larry Pearson on vocals and acoustic guitar, Arthur Pearson on guitar, Vic Lukenbaugh on drums, John Seaberg on bass and Seth Freeman on guitar have released three albums through their own label and publishing company, Court Records and Hanging Gallows Publishing.
Chris Golden produced self-titled debut album came out in 1998 and second Judge Parker album, Sound Medicine was recorded at Michael McDonalds studio in Nashville and was produced by Robin Blakeney and Bud Reneau.
Their latest studio effort, Along for the Ride was released 2009 and 2010 Judge Parker made its European tour debut as they played shows in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany.
Be sure check out our Judge Parker interview, where we chatted with Larry Pearson, fresh off from European tour.
Judge Parker Discography:
1998 Judge Parker
2005 Sound Medicine
2009 Along For The Ride