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Creative Spaces: At Home with the Parker Urban Band

In the same room where the Parkerurban family watches television, the rehearses for the . With (vocals), (keys), (saxophone), (drums), (bass), and (percussion), the —John (guitar and vocals) and his wife, Juanita (vocals)—make up the Parker Urban Band. It’s no easy task to form an eight-piece act, especially in an enormous city like Jacksonville. Yet the Parker Urban Band manages to practice at least once a week, and more often when they’re preparing for a gig. In the living room, where the band has rehearsed since they formed in 2012, the audience consists of a sofa, a coffee table, and …

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