Lola Parks (Sandy Powlik) is a Soul Folk Pop singer-songwriter from Vancouver. Her style is intimate, evocative, boho chic. A skillful and intelligent songwriter, she is deeply influenced by her heritage while staying true to her jazz roots ALA Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones.


2023 Mother's Day release “You Are The Best” cover art features Parks' mama as a young girl standing victorious. “It’s a fun, relaxed female empowerment tune,” says Parks, “urging us to 'stay strong and true to you.'” June's "Freight Train (Mother Hubbard mix)" is an uplifting take on the Americana original that speaks to truth,  forgiveness and how to best move forward. Get ready for "All This Time (Revise Pushing Love Away Mix)" out Dec 22!


Parks describes 2022 singles "You Are Light (Lynne's Song),” a tribute to Parks’ mama, "It'll Be All Right," on loss of life due to overdose and suicide, and “Never Alone” as "Somber yet hopeful, carrying on with resilience and acceptance: la vida sigue."


2020 album No Apologies features singles, “Dreamer” and two-time ISC semi-finalist “Freight Train” (2020, 2021). “No Apologies encourages us to own all of who we are, stand strong in our roots and our right to be, speak our truth and stand up to power,” explains Parks. “The songs speak to female empowerment, dialogue, forgiveness, and celebrating where we come from.”


Parks has created a fiercely independent musical history: 35-song One Stop catalogue, 5 continents, 5 studio albums, *5 singles & signings with Madden Flow Entertainment, Sentric Music and Songtradr in the last year*, multiple awards (Female Songwriter of the Year, Band of the Year, Most Outstanding Vocal Jazz Musician), tours, TV/film/radio syncs including FOX/LionsGate TV's "Higher Ground," Mutant Films' "The Orchard," and CBC Radio's “Early Edition" theme song. 


One seriously amazing voice” - Brett Smith-Daniels, Luxton Fair

"Lola Parks is the most mature, original, soulful and honest fusion/folk act I've had the pleasure to witness. Sandy Powlik’s dangerous writing and immaculate vocal stylings inspire me to get up tomorrow.” - Barry Newman, Cosmic Debris Mag