*NO APOLOGIES* 

New Album out now! 

Available on all major platforms

CBC Searchlight & Summertime

CBC Searchlight & Summertime
Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Kuei!

CBC's annual hunt for undiscovered talent - SEARCHLIGHT - is on now!
It couldn't be easier or faster to VOTE:

Simply
1. Click or copy & paste here: https://www.cbc.ca/music/searchlight/#/vote
2. Enter artist name
3. Click on VOTE

VOTE DAILY from MAY 11-20 for your musical artist/song of choice.
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And guess what? I'll be back in Canada this summer and can't wait to tell you about a super cool gig:

CANADA DAY Drive-Thru: Cross Country Road Trip
"Celebrate Canada Day in Maple Ridge with a special drive-thru experience that will take you and your family on a cross country road trip! Soak in the sights and sounds of Canadian history, music, dance and more as you follow along from the comfort of your vehicle. Finish your journey with a taste of Canadian cuisine at the Food Truck Festival featuring diverse cultural favourites. All activities have been designed in compliance with the Provincial Health Order." https://www.mapleridge.ca/1744/Canada-Day

Location | Albion Fairgrounds & Albion Sports Complex
Date | Thursday, July 1, 2021
Time | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As always, I appreciate your love & support so much.
Fingers crossed we can safely connect in-person this summer!

"Life's too short to listen to bad music"

xx - May 11th, 2021
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Music

New album out now. Stream & Buy directly from here on the site! Also available on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Audio Store

Hear or purchase high quality mp3 versions of our albums.
No Apologies

Lola Parks - NO APOLOGIES

Dreamer
Cheater Boy
Hey Hey
Better Fit
Shallow Breathers
Freight Train
Open Eyes

The Hustle

Lola Parks - THE HUSTLE

All This Time
Do Me Right
Tell You Why
Here We Go
When I'm with You
Once in a While

Here

Lola Parks - HERE

Trouble With Me
Zimbabwe
The Show
Inside of Me
Peripherying

Lola Parks (Debut)

Lola Parks - LOLA PARKS (DEBUT)

The Sky is Falling
Special Theory of Relativity
Catch 22
September Afternoon
Himalaya
Now You
Falling
Hang On (Live)

For help with the music downloads email [email protected]

Video

Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 3
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 2
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 1
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks at Lucky Bar: Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke c...
http://lolaparks.com/ Lola Parks performs a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Bring It On Home to Me' live in co...
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Shows

Tough times to make a living for artists gig-wise during COVID!

From 50+ shows per year for years to 10 total BC shows in 2020-2021. 

A few cancellations, but was fortunate to play live a few times this summer.

 

2021 HIGHLIGHTS:

Oct 8-10 VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator (conference)

Sep 4 & 5 - Summer Music Series (Victoria)

July 1 - Canada Day "Drive Thru" - wore orange (Maple Ridge)

July 1 - Canada Day "Virtual Mainstage" - prerecorded (Stevetson Salmon Festival)

June 25 - Jericho Tennis Club (Vancouver)

 

Stay Tuned for what's coming up!

Viewing Upcoming Shows: Click here for past shows.

About

Lola Parks (Sandy Powlk) is an Indigenous Soul, Folk, Pop singer-songwriter from Vancouver. Her style is intelligent, intimate, evocative, boho chic and deeply influenced by her heritage (she’s 12th generation Canadian of Montagnais and European ancestry) and stylistically reminiscent of Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Nelly Furtado and Bonnie Raitt, while staying true to her jazz roots.

No Apologies (2020), her latest album, features the singles, “Dreamer” (July 31) and “Freight Train” (Sep. 4). The latter was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (2020). “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. “It’s a collection of songs about female empowerment, dialogue, forgiveness, and celebrating where we come from.”

Since release, music from No Apologies has been added to 20+ curated playlists, including From the Strait (CAN) Noble Vybe (USA), and Talk About Pop (UK), among others, featured on CBC radio, premiered in Canadian Beats and Aesthetic Magazine, reviewed in Nexus (BC), York Calling (UK) and featured in online publications like Cashbox (CAN)), Alternative Nation (UK), Soft Shelter (USA) and many more. Over the course of the pandemic, Parks hosted 10 Facebook livestreams, performed a virtual Canada Day concert, and was selected to premiere Virtual Feast, a new livestreaming platform dedicated to showcasing Indigenous artists.

Parks has created a fiercely independent musical history that includes fronting a 17-piece big band; co-founding and being sole lyricist/vocalist of folk-rock group, Sonnenblume; releasing five studio recordings; winning Female Songwriter of the Year (Vancouver Island Music Awards) and Most Outstanding Musician-Vocal Jazz (Denver Festival, USA); being nominated as Female Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year (VIMA); performing across Western Canada and five continents; completing a five-month residency at an eco-adventure camp in Nepal; brief residencies at hospitals in Zimbabwe and Haiti (reorganizing an AIDS clinic, performing); and participating in a peacebuilding workshop in Burma. Music from Parks has been placed on TV's Higher Ground, Mutant Films’ "The Orchard" and CBC’s current Early Edition theme song.

“One seriously amazing voice” - Brett Smith-Daniels, Luxton Fair (Vancouver Island)

 "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

 


Contact Info

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