Parker Gispert of The Whigs recorded an interview with Dan Buckley today, September 15, 2016, in the ONErpm studio. Formed at the University of Georgia in Athens, The Whigs, comprised of guitarist Parker Gispert, bassist Timothy Deaux and drummer Julian Dorio, have been performing as independent-minded artists for the past 14 years. Gispert credits the Athens music community with being a source of inspiration for the band, citing R.E.M. and the bands of Elephant 6 alike. Since leaving Athens five years ago, The Whigs have certainly found another flourishing and supportive music community in Nashville.
Tonight, they play The Basement East with The Gills and Reality Something hosted by Communion Nashville. November 11th, The Whigs will release their first live album, Live in Little Five. Listen to the full interview recorded in the ONErpm studio with Parker Gispert, including his acoustic performances of Johnny Corndawg’s “Keep Your Body Happy Through Exercise” and an unreleased track from The Whigs, entitled “What’s the Point?”