Angela Parrish – “Chains”
Angela Parrish meshes brilliant strings of American music into a style she depicts as “new music for old souls.”
A windy verve and a capricious vibe, counterbalance by powerful lyricism, represent her aestheticness in her most current accumulation of tunes, Vehicle. Titled in praise to her own history of living in her auto in her initial a long time in Los Angeles (a Honda Fit named Tessa), and the advances of life, she noticed that words and songs are additionally a vehicle to transport her stories to the world.
There is a considerably more extensive world at this point. A large number of silver screen lovers have heard her light vocals on “Another Day of Sun,” the melody that opens the Academy Award-winning film musical La La Land. Going to studio screenings and performing at the luxurious ASCAP Screen Awards is a long ways from eating on dollar suppers from Taco Bell, as she did when she initially landed on the West Coast.
Angela is initially from Newton, Kansas, an enterprising railroad town. Music came into her existence with piano and viola lessons, kids’ ensemble and secondary school choir. Playing piano with the jazz outfit in secondary school foreshadowed her future. Subsequent to moving on from Wichita State University with degrees in special music education and jazz piano performance, she was granted a graduate degree in jazz piano from the University of Northern Colorado.
Coming back to Kansas, she was intending to go to China for a broadened gig, however the important printed material never came through. She took this as a sign, and with $700 in reserve funds, came to Los Angeles.
After auto resting and love seat surfing, a standard stretch at the revered Vitello’s jazz club in Studio City turned into Angela’s stay gig. It was through a performer companion that she found out about the La La Land opportunity. After tryouts, she burned through four days recording the track with the movie’s imaginative group, including arranger Justin Hurwitz and director Damien Chazelle.
Granted by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and ASCAP with the 2017 Abe Olman Scholarship for Excellence in Songwriting, Angela was named a New Folk Competition Finalist in the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival, following the inheritance of Americana legends and previous Finalists Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams and Shawn Colvin.
Already, Angela’s debut CD, Faithful and Tall, with visitor vocals from Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, was selected for a couple of Independent Music Awards. Her tune “Borrowed Time” was chosen as a Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest; she sang reinforcement with Ben Folds at the Hollywood Bowl, and headlined listening rooms on a national visit.
Vehicle was recorded after some time in an assortment of districts, original and natural, it includes genuine instruments and sterling performers, including a live string quartet. At the inside gleams the sound, soul and substance of Angela Parrish.