The folk/rock roots selection, “Next time Around”, is a twelve song collection that presents his original voice, with intriguing lyrics in the tradition of Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Donovan. Rick has composed or co-written all the songs on “Next Time Around”. The writing is a blend of life experience from a youthful, poetic soul.The core band line-up consists of Rick Parnell on rhythm and vocals, Hart Parnell on lead guitar, Ian Lopez-Ganoza on bass and backing vocals, and Terry Martyniuk on percussion, with guest artists added.
About Rick Parnell:
After stepping away from an enviable corporate career in 2008, Rick Parnell indulged his lifelong passion for music. Rick decided to dedicate his time to composing and performing. With his customary discipline and the resilience of a man who finally found his calling, he impressed musician/producer Graham Ronne who offered to produce a few demos. The success of those demos and Parnell’s obvious artistic rapport led to the completion of Rick’s first six-song EP. As a broader audience discovered Rick’s music, new projects took shape.
Rick’s music sprouts from the very roots of the Folk-Rock tradition and then subtly suggests new directions. Introspective and captivating, his songs most frequently evoke comparisons to Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and John Lennon. Harry Nillson, George Harrison, and Johnny Cash are influences that also arise when describing Rick’s vocal and song writing style … Complex yet catchy lyrical phrases, solid melodies and impressionistic storytelling.
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