Chicago Autumn Balboa Weekend 2014
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(playing at the Saturday and Sunday evening dances)
Gnarly Parkers are a seven-piece swing band based out of Nashville, TN. Spearheaded by singer/guitarist/songwriter Ryan Leet, the band was formed in September of 2013. The band, all current and former music students at Belmont University, shares a collective love and respect for jazz music of the 20's-50's. They actively perform and travel to venues, bars, or private events such as swing dances and parties. The band has been praised for its imaginative songwriting, high energy performance, and authentic old-school swing.