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July - VIRTUAL FEAST - Livestream & Premiere of new Indigenous platform, partners: Full Circle, Savage Society, 2 Rivers Remix Society
March-May - 10 weekly "5:55" Facebook Livestreams from home
Feb - TALKING STICK Festival Full Circle: First Nations Performance - VANCOUVER
Dec - week of gigs with local group, RIO: Rob Lamonica, Omar Rios, Ignacio Chávez - MAZATLÁN
Nov - Open Mics @ TAXI A&R Road Rally - LOS ANGELES
Oct - Newlands TRIO gig with Mazatlán's Rob Lamonica and Ignacio Chávez - LANGLEY
Aug - INDIGIFEST Festival - First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) Festival - VICTORIA
June - Car Free Day West End & Commercial Drive - TRIO / DUO with Michael Simpsonelli and Michel Bruyere - VANCOUVER
June - Bar Robo & CHUO University of Ottawa Radio Interview - OTTAWA
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter SANDY POWLIK has been turning heads for years. From fronting a 17-piece big band, co-founding/sole lyricist/vocalist for folk rock group, Sonnenblume, she has since staged her own show, LOLA PARKS, for over a decade.
A nationally-recognized multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musician – Vocal Jazz" and “Female Songwriter of the Year,” her 2011 release (Here) garnered three VIMA nominations and continues to receive international and playlist attention. She is a skillful and intelligent songwriter straddling genres unapologetically, staying true to her jazz roots while allowing her world pop sensibilities to surface.
LOLA is a female Indigenous Canadian musical artist of Montagnais (Innu), Ukrainian, French and British ancestry, compelled to create and share her art, to give and be a voice. Over the years, she has created a fiercely independent musical history that includes studio session recordings, collaborations and performing around the world. She has led Western Canada tours and had TV/film/radio placements on TV's "Higher Ground", Mutant Film's "The Orchard" and CBC Radio’s “Early Edition” theme song.
“Lola Parks is an award-winning singer-songwriter with a mission to achieve cultural brokerage through voice and song. Lola sings with an honesty that inspires her audience to dig deeper and share a genuine connection across diverse barriers. Through a stream of original content, her dangerous lyrics and seductive voice compel listeners of all ages to move closer, in hopes of capturing every note and word."
Her new album, No Apologies, featuring “Dreamer” and “Freight Train” is a musical shotgun to your heart, daring you to dream: awake and empowered. Now available on all major platforms.
Follow, stream and add Lola Parks on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Soundcloud & YouTube today!
Adjectives to describe the music: sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest, evocative, dangerous, fun.
Discography: No Apologies (2020), The Hustle (2017), Here (2011), Lola Parks (2003), Borderlands Live (Nepal, 2001); Sonnenblume (1999), Rocktoria 9 (compilation, 1999).
IF YOU LIKE: Sara Bareilles, Nelly Furtado, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Asa, Natalie Merchant, Grace Potter, Ani Difranco