@Risk was formed by Don Parkerson and Ken Wilburn, history colleagues at ECU who both were greatly influenced by the British music invasion of the 1960s.
Parkerson, a Chicago native who’s authored three books, said, “Before the Beatles and the Yardbirds, you had ‘Yummy, Yummy, I’ve Got Love in My Tummy’ and the Chipmunks–this was an invasion we all welcomed.”
Parkerson plays guitar and sings. His bandmate Wilburn, a Myrtle Beach native who earned his PhD at Oxford University, researches the histories of Africa and the Middle East with an emphasis on colonialism and imperialism, when he’s not playing keyboard and harmonica.
Also in @Risk are drummer Eddie Fernandez, who was born in Portugal and grew up in Montreal; Thomas Rose on bass; and Kevin Green on lead guitar.
Opening for @Risk are the Bivans Brothers, from Rocky Mount.
Tags: Concert, rock