Autumn Breeze - let's love and create

Autumn Breeze - let\'s love and create
Helloooo,

"The autumn breeze scares me, not so tenderly
The autumn breeze, nearing, take me." - Autumn Breeze

Fall is upon us.

A long time ago (in Sandyland... and in human years), I wrote a song called Autumn Breeze.
It was a sad but inspired time, my band and relationship ended abruptly and summer likewise fast slunk away.

As fall steals the sun's light and heat away, people tend to stay indoors more; artists tend to woodshed. The changing leaves and cold breeze render fall and winter creative seasons.

"The ocean breeze comes in and slaps you
Telling you what you don't want to hear.
How many times will you stand right here?" - Take You Home

Like the (still) changing seasons, the universe sometimes jolts us out of our everyday, humdrum comfort zone, prodding us to lift up out of mediocrity and the status quo. In the last year, a number of friends - both peers and elders - have passed.

https://soundcloud.com/lolaparks/hallelujah-leonard-cohen-covermp3

"All we ever want is something genuine
All we ever want is something real
All we ever want is something beautiful
To never not be able to feel." - [yet untitled]

As well this year, I have met some amazing hearts and artists. I am superbly grateful to so many individuals and organizations for sharing their insight and kindness, and giving support and encouragement including: First Peoples' Cultural Council #FPCC #CreativeBC #SOCAN #MusicBC #AtomiqueProductions #Arpix #RifflandiaGathering #FACTOR.

Increasingly I am reminded of how we are all truly interconnected, how there is only one path: the one we take.
This season, let's open our hearts, let love in and out, create not react, build not crack.
We ought not seek to see through each other, but to see each other through.
Every day is a gift, great people are gifts, YOU and MUSIC are gifts.

"Every time I think of when I was happiest
It was with you
It was the first time I knew love
The first time I gave completely
The first time I finally unravelled myself
And wound up in you" - Autumn Breeze

We are the fortunate ones, upon our next unravelling, propelling us toward deeper joy and understanding.

Warmest,
Lola - Oct 9th, 2018
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Music

New album out now. You can buy it on bandcamp and itunes.

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Lola Parks - All This Time (Skydiving Video)
"All This Time" by Lola Parks is off her 3rd release, "The Hustle." Words & music by Sandy Powlik....
LOLA PARKS – “PERIPHERYING” @ MEDIA CLUB
Cd release party at the Media Club, Vancouver, November 22, 2011
Once In A While
Lola Parks Trio (Sandy Powlik, Chris Van Sickle, and Dallas Budd) @ Garage Showroom in Duncan. Sept ...
September Afternoon
Lola Parks Trio plays the track, 'September Afternoon' at the Duncan Garage Showroom on the evening ...
Musical Performance: Lola Parks at TEDxVictoriaSalon
Lola Parks plays her smooth, soulful and inspiring music at TEDxVictoriaSalon on October 22, 2013. ...

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About

"Female Songwriter of the Year" (Vancouver Island Music Awards 2012) "Most Outstanding Musician" (Denver Festival 1991)

Boho chic soul folk carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves, and a seductive voice. 

Singer-songwriter Sandy Powlik has been turning heads for years. From fronting a 17-piece big band to co-founding and being sole lyricist for original folk rock group, Sonnenblume, to running the show for over a decade as Lola Parks – she continually progresses and evolves. There has never been as much momentum, traction and BUZZ around this leading songstress as there is today. 

A multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musician – Vocal Jazz" and “Female Songwriter of the Year” (and The Q’s “Band of the Year” with her first band, Sonnenblume), her 2011 release, Here, garnered three Vancouver Island Music Awards nominations and continues to receive international attention and grace playlists.

“All This Time,” the first track off new release, The Hustle (2017), is CBC’s all-new “The Early Edition” theme song. “Trouble with Me,” the most popular track off Here (2011), was featured in the indie film, The Orchard, and short film, Ryan & Lola. And her song, “When Comes the Change” (1999) aired on TV’s Higher Ground.

She has performed on five continents, led several Western Canada tours with her trio and shared billing with numerous Grammy and Juno award winners and nominees. 

Adjectives used to describe Parks’ music include sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest, evocative, dangerous, and fun. 

 

Discography: Sonnenblume (1999), Rocktoria 9 Compilation (1999), Borderlands Vol. 1 (2001), Lola Parks (2003), Here (2011) and The Hustle (2017). 

Follow, stream and add Lola Parks on SPOTIFY, playlists and YouTube today! Don't miss this mesmerizing act!

SOUNDS LIKE: Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Alessia Cara, Colbie Caillat, Norah Jones, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Morcheeba, Brandi Carlile, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Natalie Merchant


Contact Info

info@lolaparks.com