Lucius Parr

Inducted in 2021


Born in the small country town of Yoakum, Texas where picking cotton, hauling hay, hunting and sitting on the porch to keep cool were the only things to do.  Lucius grew up in a family of musicians so of course he began trying to play any instrument he could get his hands on at the age of ten.  In the fifth grade he played trombone and was in the high school band messing around with the guitar and bass.  Fortunately, with this God given musical gift, he was given a scholarship to attend college where he majored in music.

While attending college Lucius was drafted into the United States Army where he was deployed to the Vietnam War. Lucius was on the front line of combat, he heard music while in the rear and followed the sound and ultimately auditioned for the band for the officers. After about 3 weeks and pretty much forgotten Lucius received orders to report to the band. He was accepted!

Over the years Lucius has performed with or opened the show for many artists such as Etta James, Bobby Womack, Buddy Guy, BB King, Mary Wells, Bettye Swan, Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton, his good friend Charlie Daniels, and cousin Albert Collins just to name a few.

The March, 2021 issue of Living Blues Magazine featured a story about Lucius titled Lucius Parr: Blues in the Valley of the Sun.

In 2020 Lucius has released a new album titled Blues and Me, and had several radio interviews.

In 2021 Lucius performed at the Eastside King Blues Festival in Austin, TX.

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