The 2018 Release “How Does It Feel”

The album is listed on “Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 118 Best Recordings of 2018”

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Band, About Us

Of Tree is a 4 piece indie band from Kansas City, Missouri. Their sound is a beautiful dance between acoustic meets modern electronica. Listeners could place their soundscapes somewhere deep in a forest with trace sounds of an old spaceship landing near by. The music is heavy on the strings as the violin carves out melodies on top of soft beats and looped soundscapes. At times the guitar is bowed while the drummer picks up a noise maker, referencing early technology against orchestral flourishing of strings. The violinist, Laurel Parks (ala Katie Bush), shares lead vocals with a higher vocal soaring above the deep voice of co-frontman Benjamin Parks (see also: Bill Callahan/Cat Stevens). The songs are an equal collaboration between the two of them, with additional instrumentation played by John Bersuch on percussion and Scott Freeman on bass.

“Their collaborative music blends electronic elements with chamber-folk. It’s orchestral, moody, melodic, hypnotic, at times filled with dynamic, percussive shifts.” (Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star)

Of Tree’s debut album “How Does it Feel” was released in October of 2018. Their EP “Sorry We’re Chosen” came out in June of 2017.


Of Tree: Livestream Concert

Facebook Live Event Of Tree takes over the Bunker Center for the Arts with an online concert supporting Benjamin Parks, The Eyes exhibition. Join us for a night you won’t want to miss and you won’t even have to leave the house. This multi-talented alt-folk power couple, Benjamin Parks and Laurel Morgan Parks collaborate to […]

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Of Tree listed in “The 118 Best Recordings of 2018”

Thanks Mark Manning for including us in your list! The 118 Best Recordings of 2018 are based on the playlists of this little ole radio show, we’ve compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of the year. We realize that these “Best of” lists can seem very subjective, please accept our list […]

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“Of Tree’s ‘How Does It Feel’ Is Slowburn Poetry”

Featured on “Two Story Melody” Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Of Tree is a surprising mix of the old and the new, proven from beginning to end of their newest tune, “How Does It Feel?” While at first glance we are instantly enticed by the ole time-y country/folk feeling, given a moment, the song proves […]

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Yellow & Black Write up

If you’re an indie rock music fan you’ll really love this new record Take Your Time from Of Tree. We love the guitar and drums work and vintage style vocals. It has a very classic throwback sound to it and we think you’ll really enjoy it.

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Thanks ‘I love Kc Music’!

Thanks ‘I love kc music’ for covering out album release show!! Double Album Release Show for Bob and Una Walkenhorst and Of Tree October 13, 2018 |Kimmy DV It was cold and rainy outside, but inside the recordBar there was warmth and joy. The stage glowed a rosey purple with light shining ready for the […]

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Star Sessions

Thanks to the Kansas City Star and Ink Magazine for having us perform on ‘Star Sessions’! Star Sessions with Of Tree Today’s Star Sessions features the alt-folk duo Of Tree, with Benjamin Parks on guitar and Laurel Parks on fiddle. We’re broadcasting live from the Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District with host Chris […]

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Playlist feature on Hi Five For …

Thanks HI54LOFI! for featuring Of Tree on your Site and Spotify playlist! Some music sounds better suited for those times when you’re walking around lost in your thoughts, looking for some peace of mind. Maybe it’s dusk, maybe it’s dawn, maybe it doesn’t matter. – Jeremy / @HI54LOFI

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Spotify Playlist

Thanks Last Day Deaf for including Of Tree in your latest playlist!

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Thanks to The Bridge for premiering our new album!!

In lieu of our weekend roundup, we are featuring an album premiere from Kansas City-based collective Of Tree. Of Tree began as a duo with husband and wife Benjamin Parks on guitar and Laurel Morgan Parks on violin, both sharing vocal duties. It then expanded its palette to include percussionist John Bersuch and, more recently, […]

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Of Tree Made Tim Finn’s Top 5 Can’t Miss Concerts – 10/10

This week’s music menu includes a timeless classic-rock star, a father-daughter duo and a one-man stadium band. Oct. 11 at Knuckleheads: Chris Shiflett He may not be a household name, but his band is known worldwide. Since June 1999, Chris Shiflett has played lead guitar for the Foo Fighters, who are in town this week […]

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