John Parrendo is a Professional country- rock violinist, with a classical background that has toured with Blackhawk (2002-04) & Chris Cagle (2006-09). Currently working with regional bands & recording in PA, OH & WV. John has either backed up, or jammed with: Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Eddy Arnold, The Outlaws, Ray Price, Tracy Byrd, Matraca Berg, Travis Tritt, Wayne Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Dusty Drake, Andy Gibson, Irene Kelley, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Greer of Kansas, Dave Pahanish, Toy Caldwell, Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Wayne Newton & Bobby Vinton. Also recorded music for the TV sitcoms, "Malcolm in the Middle" starring Bryan Cranston, "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie, the History Channel's "Highway Hangouts" and MTV's "Roadrules". Performed live on the G. Gordon Liddy Show; Toured with the US Dept of Defense at US military bases in New Foundland, Greenland & also military bases in TX, Hawaii & S. Korea; Performed with the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall-NYC; WWVA/Jamboree USA House Band; Wheeling Symphony; PA Governors School for the Arts. In addition to solo violin work, (classical, rock, country, blues, jazz), John can provide a duo (vocalist/guitarist), and full band combos for all occasions.
John Parrendo uses D'Addario strings.
Official Blackhawk video, "One Night In New Orleans".
Orchard Hill Church live performance of "Crown Him"