Parthenon Huxley calls himself a “mid-20th Century artist.” His music avoids trends and reliably delivers guitar-centric rock with beautifully harmonized vocals and aspirational lyrics. Renowned North Carolina producer Don Dixon: “P. Hux has a way of drawing inspiration from the best songs of the 60s and 70s while creating recordings that are clearly his own.”
Huxley’s music has been loved and lauded since his very first single, “Buddha, Buddha” (released in 1983 when he was known as Rick Rock) was named one of the Ten Best Records Ever Produced in North Carolina by the Greensboro Record. Rolling Stone raved about Huxley’s music, “You could land a marlin with these hooks.” His first major label album, Sunny Nights, was called “a monumental debut” by Rolling Stone and declared Album of the Year by Creative Loafing. 1995’s “Deluxe” was voted Album of the Year by Audities magazine. His Lakeshore Records release Homemade Spaceship was named Tribute Album of the Year by Just Plain Folks. JPF went one further and named Huxley’s LP Thank You Bethesda College Rock Album of the Year in 2018. “I Loved Everything” from Huxley’s Purgatory Falls, reached #1 on Rolling Stone’s Exclusive Download Chart in 2001.
Parthenon Huxley & His Ridiculous Band are touring in Spring 2022 to support a soon-to-be-released Best Of collection on a major indie label. Huxley’s magical two-hour shows showcase his latest originals and jaw dropping covers played without mercy by keyboardist Daniel Clarke (kd lang) plus Baltimore legends Ricky Wise and David Phenicie on drums, bass and vocals.
Apart from his original music, Huxley tours the world with The Orchestra Starring ELO Former Members, a band he joined in 1999 when it was called ELO Part II.
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