The Parson Red Heads On 'World Cafe: Next'

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  • "Burning Up the Sky"
  • "Kids Hanging Out"

The Parson Red Heads are a psychedelic folk outfit hailing from Portland, Oregon. Consisting of Evan Way (songwriter, vocals, guitars), his wife Brette Marie Way (drums, vocals), Sam Fowles (guitars, vocals, songwriter), and Charlie Hester (bass, vocals), the band got its name from its members' hair color and a misreading the name of a 1960s act called the Pearson Red Heads.

The four Red Heads' connection to and affection for each other is almost palpable in their four-part harmonies and graceful guitar lines. Check out two tracks from the band's new album, Yearling, on this edition of "World Cafe: Next."

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