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Joyann Parker Band $10

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" A powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals. - Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune 

"Joyann Parker... has a stage presence you cannot resist. Parker will pull tears out of you no matter how hard you fight it, make you smile and love the one you’re with. Resistance is futile with this big, solid band." - Wausau City Pages  

"Joyann Parker's voice is a revelation, what an instrument she processes. It is sublime, passionate, sensual, guttural, powerful, breathtaking, mesmerizing" - Peter Merritt, PBS 106.7 - Melbourne, Australia

Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter must-hear lead guitarist, currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars in Kalamazoo, MI. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the country and represented Minnesota at the  2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She has opened for Grammy winner Robert Cray, taken the stage for Grammy nominee Elvin Bishop in a pinch and is a staple on the most prestigious stages in the Twin Cities. 

Joyann's debut album, "On The Rocks," has garnered national and international attention, ending up on Roots Music Report's Top 100 Blues Albums chart and nominated for an Independent Blues Music Award for Best New Album. "On The Rocks" also won the title of  2016's Best Self-Produced Album by the Minnesota Blues Society. 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016 MINNESOTA BLUES SOCIETY BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD  
2016 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS NOMINEE - BEST NEW ARTIST
2016 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS NOMINEE - BEST ALBUM
2016 LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOP 50 ALBUMS CHART
2016 ROOTS MUSIC REPORT - #1 ALBUM AND SONG(S) IN  MINNESOTA  
2016 ROOTS MUSIC REPORT'S TOP 100 TOP BLUES  ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
2015 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE QUARTER-FINALIST  

PRESS QUOTES

"The new Queen of the Blues! A global star is born and she shines on the horizon." - Rootstime.be

"This Twin Citian came across like a sober Janis Joplin. And that's a compliment. She's a powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals. - Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Joyann Parker's voice is a revelation, what an instrument she processes. It is sublime, passionate, sensual, guttural, powerful, breathtaking, mesmerizing." - Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7

 

"Joyann Parker... has a stage presence you cannot resist. Parker will pull tears out of you no matter how hard you fight it, make you smile and love the one you’re with. Resistance is futile with this big, solid band." - Wausau City Pages

 

"Joyann Parker is a threat on so many levels that it makes my head spin...She has a vocal style that is incredibly diverse...strong, dynamic and so very powerful that it is nearly impossible not to respond...on the other end of the scale, she can bring things down to a sultry, sensuous level that is hot enough to set most red-blooded male's hearts aflame and the vocal stage is set.  Add the fact that she is a great guitarist, pianist and a songwriter who is on a level with the best I have heard. From hard-driving, house-rockin' blues to funk and a level of sexy, sassy R&B that is reminiscent of the likes of Etta James, Ann Wilson and Shemekia Copeland, this band has all their bases covered and insure that no one leaves less than 100% satisfied."- Bill Wilson
 

"With an ear-catching, emotive voice with the duskiness of Melissa Etheridge and bawdiness of Bonnie Bramlett, she scorches the mic weather on full-blown blues rockers or passionate ballads. The musical styles are like a blues encyclopedia, with crisp songwriting and plenty of serious musical chops. This lady’s music can achieve a powerful grasp on you." - Mark Waterbury