Maceo Parker says love is his thing

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Thursday February 25, 2016

From Lancaster Online

Maceo Parker says love is his thing
By: Jenelle Janci

Parker says he doesn’t take his access to a microphone and a crowd lightly, and reflected on what he thought would be important to say during his time in the spotlight.

He decided on a simple, but heartfelt message: “We love you.” It’s his mantra, and he repeats it throughout his performance.

“I thought, maybe I’ll just throw the word ‘love’ out there as much as I can,” Parker says. “So I do. I make love my thing.”

At age 73, Parker is an unstoppable force. After his appearance at Roots & Blues, he’ll perform in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Spain — and that’s not even the entire list of countries he’ll visit in March.

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