Christian Parker’s Take on The Byrds’ “She Don’t Care About Time” – Out Now

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From upcoming LP, Change Is Now: A Tribute To The Byrds; Out March 22nd

‘She Don’t Care About Time’ was the perfect track to showcase songs that should have been a number one hit but were overlooked,” says Christian Parker of the second track from his upcoming album Change Is Now: A Tribute To The Byrds—his second homage to America’s great country-rockers after last year’s Sweethearts. With an emphasis on Roger McGuinn’s 12-string stylings, Change Is Now dives into exactly what made Parker fall in love with the band in the first place—and the iconic sound of that compressed Rickenbacker is present from the very first note of “She Don’t Care About Time.” 

“This is one of my favorite tracks on Change Is Now and it’s the first track we recorded for both tribute albums to the Byrds,” says Parker who also credits the song as being one of the best—if not the best—song written by Byrds founding member, Gene Clark. Kicking off with the unmistakable wall of guitar notes and its quintessentially 1960s drum pattern, “She Don’t Care About Time” finds Parker joined by Todd Staudinger on harmonies throughout. “It was a 30-year reunion for us singing together,” says Parker. “I was thrilled to have him as part of this project. As we always used to say: ‘We have the blend!’” Rounded out by Gary Jacob’s nailing the guitar solo, “She Don’t Care About Time” is an honest ode to the Byrds’ oft-overlooked B-side to the hit “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and a sign of more good things to come from Change Is Now: A Tribute To The Byrds.

Fans can stream or purchase “She Don’t Care About Time” right here, check out Parker’s previously-released single “Change is Now” at this link, and pre-order or pre-save the album before its March 22nd release date here. Stream or purchase Sweethearts—which Glide Magazine called “Tender, faithful renditions that capture the groundbreaking character of the original album, just as his own versions are distinctive”—today at this link to get an immediate taste of Parker’s Byrds project.

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Change Is Now Tracklist:

Change is Now

She Don’t Care About Time

Here Without You

The World Turns All Around Her

I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

Chimes of Freedom

Wild Mountain Thyme

Ballad of Easy Rider

Get To You

Time Between

Your Gentle Way of Loving Me

Full Circle


Farther Along

The Last Thing On My Mind

More About Christian Parker: 

Christian Parker always wants to tell an unexpected story, illuminating the less traveled and overlooked paths. Based in Canton, a small upstate New York town that hugs the Canadian border, the singer and songwriter has spent his career building his own worlds. A seasoned musician, Parker has been making music since childhood, heading to the maple woods and singing “Mrs. Robinson.” He took his first guitar lesson the day after John Lennon was killed, an inauspicious beginning but one that served more as a metaphor for his perseverance than anything else. Christian learned to play “Rocky Racoon” that night.  

A few years later, he was introduced to Bob Dylan’s music, which gave him the songwriting bug in a way he’s never been able to quit. He wrote his first tune as a 16-year-old, and that song, “Reflections of Tomorrow,” became the title track to his first album, which he released when he was 17. Through the ‘90s, he played regionally, improving as a songwriter, singer, and guitarist. He co-wrote several songs with Peter Pendras, who played with country artist Gail Davies and was a staff writer for Bug Music in Nashville. Before his latest tribute to the Byrds, Change Is Now, Parker released six studio albums, each building on his eclectic style as a keen observer of our modern world. With Change Is Now, he expands this scope even further, imbuing one of music’s great catalogs with his one-of-a-kind voice. 

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