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Parable Bio

A "parable" is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. In 1974 a trio known as Chuck, Pat & Joy brought their down-to-earth music to auditoriums, coffee houses, churches, and campuses in Southern California with a touch of heaven that got them introduced one night at an Inland Empire concert as "Parable". They had toyed with several names, but that night, the name stuck.

Joining them, shortly thereafter, was drummer, Don Kobayashi, and then one "classic" album later, "More Than Words", both a lead guitarist and pianist were added and "viola" . . . the band "Parable". A heavy road schedule, radio air play from L.A. to N.Y. as well as internationally, and a few personnel changes were followed by the group's second album, "Illustrations". The band has done several reunion concerts since 1978. Reviving their songs, that are diverse in style, timeless in lyric, and fit for edification, exhortation, and evangelism is both a joy to the band and relevant to today's listener.