Three new singles out in 2022. Stream & Buy directly from here on the site! Also available on Bandcamp and iTunes.
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Recently - In VANCOUVER:
March 21: "SONGBIRD NORTH" feat. IVAN BOUDREAU, JOHN GOGO, LOLA PARKS & SHARI ULRICH (Host) @ The Roundhouse
March 22: "GATHERING OUR VOICES" feat. SNOTTY NOSED REZ KIDS, DJ KOOKUM, LOLA PARKS & more! *Private Event* *SOLD OUT* @ The Fairmont Vancouver
This month - In MAZATLÁN:
Sunday nights @ Pedro y Lola, 6:45-10:30pm: Lola y Los Lolos
March-June - LatAm Music Research & Composition Mentorship with sync and music supervisor guru Patricia Carrera (Control Freaks.mx) - supported by the BC Arts Council
May-June - Mentoring emerging songwriters in the Minnekhada as Muse Songwriting Project - mentees's final event/performance on June 11 in Kwikwetlem, BC
July 21 - Lola Parks Trio gig @ Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC
*Pending: some June-July festival and Pop-Up performances in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island
Stay tuned & See you soon!
Lola Parks (Sandy Powlik) is a Soul Folk Pop singer-songwriter from Vancouver. Her style is intelligent, intimate, evocative, boho chic and deeply influenced by her Indigenous and European heritage while staying true to her jazz roots ALA Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones.
In 2022, Parks released 3 singles: "You Are Light (Lynne's Song),” a tribute to Parks’ recently late mama, "It'll Be All Right," about early loss of life due to overdose or suicide, and “Never Alone,” about a loved one not returning home. "Somber yet hopeful," says Parks of the recent releases, "with a resilience, acceptance and carrying-on: la vida sigue."
No Apologies, her 2020 album, features singles, “Dreamer” and two-time International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist “Freight Train.” “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 are about female empowerment, dialogue, forgiveness, and celebrating where we come from.”
Parks has created a fiercely independent musical history: five studio recordings; five continents, multiple awards (Female Songwriter of the Year, Outstanding Vocal Jazz Musician); Western Canadian tours; TV/film/radio syncs incl. CBC's “The Early Edition” theme song.
Stay tuned for more new music by Lola Parks in 2023!
“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