Parker Hastings

Parker Hastings

Parker Hastings, an incredibly talented 14 year old thumbpicking, fingerstyle guitarist from central Kentucky, has been playing guitar since the age of 6.  This past September, Parker was inducted into the National Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2014 Horizon Award.  He also competed in the adult division of the International Home of the Legends Thumb Picking Contest and won 1st place in both the traditional and contemporary categories making him the youngest contestant ever to be awarded the title of Grand Champion Thumbpicker.

Parker loves to perform on stage and enjoys playing all styles of music, but considers his main musical influences to be, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, as well as a long list of current guitar players.