The National Parks, photographed by Justin Hackworth

Get to know The National Parks

Written by Lana Strathearn

The National Parks are coming to Rexburg and will be performing in The Historic Rexburg Tabernacle this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The National Parks are an Electronic Indie Folk/Pop band that formed in early 2013 in Provo, Utah.

The National Parks attribute much of their success to their fans, according to their website.

Brady Parks, the lead singer and guitarist, said their band loves playing in Rexburg.

“There’s such a great atmosphere with the crowds, and every time we are welcomed with open arms, with everyone so genuine and excited,” Parks said. “We are so grateful to be playing for a crowd that’s so receptive and energetic.”

Parks said that he and Sydney Macfarlane, on piano and vocals, are the originals in the band.

Along with Parks and Macfarlane, band members include Doug Patterson on the trumpet, Megan Taylor on the violin and John Hancock on the electric guitar, according to The National Parks website.

“We’ve had this lineup for almost a year, and it’s the best it’s ever been,” Parks said. “We’re all best friends. It’s the best experience I’ve ever had with music.”

Parks said he writes all the songs, but there is a lot of collaboration.

“I’m so lucky to be around so many wonderful musicians in the band,” Parks said.

The success of their first album Young and their single “As We Ran helped them get out on the road to play for fans all across the United States through 2014 and 2015, according to their website.

In August 2015, they released Until I Live, their second full-length album.

“We are also going to be releasing a new music video soon, so keep your eyes peeled,” Parks said.

Photo courtesy of The National Parks

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