Walter Parks is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and bassist originally from Jacksonville, FL now living in Jersey City, New Jersey. Walter Parks also graduated from St. John’s Country Day School in Orange Park, FL.
From 1991-99, Parks performed in the alternative-folk duo The Nudes with Stephanie Winters. The Nudes released three albums: The Nudes (1993), Velvet Sofa (1996), and Boomerang (1998), and licensed recordings to an HBO series. Billboard magazine described the duo's first CD as unlike "anything else on the airwaves." The Nudes reunited under "Stephanie Winters and Walter Parks" to perform a reunion show at Grace Church in September 2017.
From 2001 to 2010, Parks toured with Richie Havens. Various venues included the Cannes Film Festival, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Monte Carlo Sporting Festival (Monaco), Chiasso Festate (Switzerland), Solidays (France) and Womad Festival (Australia, New Zealand). He played on Haven's albums Wishing Well (2002), Grace of the Sun (2004) and Nobody Left to Crown (2008).
When Parks was not touring with Havens, he formed low country blues band, Swamp Cabbage, 2003 to present. The band has released three studio recordings, HONK, SQUEAL, JIVE and one live recording.
In 2011 Parks worked with the Florida Ballet on a joint project "Ballet de Marais" that debuted October 1, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL. 2015-2016 Parks researched music coming out of the Okefinokee Swamp in the 1940s and created a one-man show called "Swamp By Chandelier"
Parks digitally released his debut solo self-titled CD in Dec' 2011 and a live solo acoustic CD, Cathedral, in Sept' 2016.