Emotional, gut-wrenching, but still incredibly hopeful, National Park Radio’s music reverberates important themes about life, love, and difficult choices, all while echoing the enduring beauty of the band’s deep-seated roots in the Ozark Mountains. Formed in Harrison, Arkansas in 2012, National Park Radio, headed by singer/songwriter Stefan Szabo, have infused the surrounding region (and many others as well) with their unique brand of indie folk music. Emerging from the shadows cast by giants Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, and The Avett Brothers, NPR offers the indie folk world something a little different: An outstanding blend of incisive songwriting and organic Americana charm alongside a heritage in genuine mountain music.
Szabo (lead vocals, acoustic guitar) self-produced the band’s EP back in 2013, and National Park Radio has never looked back. Initially, the music spread like mountain wildfire throughout the region, earning the band a substantial and incredibly loyal following in their home region. They have spent the last few years touring and gaining fans throughout the West and Midwest, from California to Nashville. In addition to touring and recording a new, full-length album released July 29th, 2016, in the past year, National Park Radio has become a featured artist in Reverbnation.com‘s CONNECT program, signed with powerhouse PR company All Eyes Media (Jason Isbell, Flogging Molly, Shovels & Rope, Widespread Panic), and secured a distribution deal with SONY/RED for the new record. They have recently opened for national touring acts such as Kevin Fowler, LOCASH, and The Turnpike Troubadours, and have a national radio promotion campaign set to start in July with MM Music. Big things are happening with National Park Radio. Make sure to keep this band on your radar, so you can sing and live along with them on their new album and at a venue near you!