Comstock Records of
Promoting Country Music for Over 25
Patty Parker &
Photo by Val Jesse
Records was born in 1978, the same year that its founders
Frank Fara and Patty Parker closed down their popular
Country road show. Fara & Parker had been on tour in the
United States and Canada for the five previous years
promoting The Frank Fara Show featuring Patty Parker. The
highlight of the show was Pretty Patty on vocals & drums
(then one of the only female country music drummers touring)
and Frank's true grit songs of the real West.
In every town they played their first stop was always the
local radio station to present their latest single record
release. In this way they visited hundreds of DJ's and radio
stations across all North America. Soon their singles and
album were being played from the tip of Texas far up into
Canada and beyond. History was in the making.
Their homegrown promotions worked so well that other road
bands & singers were soon attracted to their success.
One of the first to notice was Canadian singer Alex Fraser.
He asked Frank & Patty if they could do for him what
they had been doing for themselves -Get his record on the
radio! At that moment Comstock Records became a reality.
Alex's first record, produced & promoted by Comstock
went on to become his and Comstock's first Top Ten national
single! Alex Fraser's career blossomed into nominations, TV
shows and a national distribution deal.
In 1984 Fara and Parker were introduced to a lady DJ in
England. That chance meeting led to a trip to the UK and
introductions to many new DJ friends who were just catching
the Country Music wave. It didn't take long before Comstock
had networks of supporting stations all across Europe. In
years to follow more and more nations and stations have been
added to Comstock's mailing list until it is now truly one
of most known country promotion labels in the world.
A label is only as good as its artists and Comstock is
proud that it has the best. In 1998 Comstock was awarded Indie label of the year in
Europe by the ECMA. In the words of one DJ...Comstock
has succeeded because of its quality - it's the Mercedes of
Frank Fara &
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