Singer-songwriter Butch Parnell welcomes December with a heartwarming rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“for a charitable cause. Parnell has teamed up with Social Tees Animal Rescue, a not-for-profit, strictly no-kill 501c3 organization in the East Village of NYC that takes abandoned animals from kill shelters and provides them with safe haven and veterinary care before placing them in proper forever homes. With 100% of proceeds from the track purchased on Parnell’s Bandcamp going to Social Tees Animal Rescue, HuffPost caught wind of Parnell’s charitable efforts and today are premiering the cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” You can read the full details here. On his partnership with Social Tees, Butch Parnell states:
“I’ve fostered a number of dogs through Social Tees and seeing the transformation for these dogs is amazing. The pups were neglected and abused and dumped in kill shelters, but thanks to Social Tees and the wonderful people who donate to them these pups and so many more are being saved and finding there forever homes where they will be truly loved. ” – Butch Parnell
Dave Parnell, under the moniker Butch Parnell, is a singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY after relocating to pursue a career in music from his hometown in rural North Carolina. Flying to Springfield, MO in 2007 to record his debut album The Arc, under the name Runaway Dorothy, Parnell received rave reviews and grabbed the attention of musical royalty such as the Counting Crow’s Adam Duritz and Rosanne Cash. The next few years saw Parnell touring in support of the album and playing festivals like SXSW and CMJ multiple times. In 2014, after signing a one-album deal with Rock Ridge Music, Parnell released the second Runaway Dorothy album, The Wait. In 2015 Parnell quietly again starting writing and recording songs, unsure if there would be another ‘Runaway Dorothy’ album, he decided that he was just going to release his new music using his father’s name Butch Parnell. With Dorothy being his mother’s name, Parnell thought it was only fair to pay homage to his father with his new moniker.
Wanting his fans to hear his music sooner, rather than having to wait for a full album, Butch Parnell began releasing a slew of EPs and singles which include The Brightness EP(2015), The Shatter EP(2016), The 3rd EP(2017), and his latest single “Great” (2017). Parnell recently released his newest EP The Fall, which was self-produced at Alley Byrd Studio.