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Date(s) - 10/14/2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Music Box at Dos Mamas

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Anne Bello Productions Presents

“The Travelers Series”

Premiere

Starring Joyann Parker

The Music Box at Dos Mamas

  3315 N Main Terrace, Gainesville, FL  32609

Joyann Parker is the best Twin Cities female singer you’ve never heard. Imagine a sober Janis Joplin. And that’s a good thing. Imagine a taller Shemekia Copeland without the my-dad-was-a-blues-star pedigree. And that’s a really good thing. There’s pain in Parker’s heart – and in just about every song she writes and sings. And, onstage, the grimace on her face, the clenched fists and the ache in her roar let her listeners know that she knows hurt…Whatever she plays, Parker owns it.  She’s a powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals.” – Jon Bream/Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Doors open at 6:30 – Downbeat at 7:00PM, come out and enjoy the delicious food of Dos Mamas Catering, and the wonderful Sounds of Joyann Parker on her 2019 Fall tour!   Don’t miss her ONLY appearance in the Gainesville Area!  Advance TICKETS $10.00, at the Door $15.00

Honors and awards

  •  2018 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE – SEAN COSTELLO RISING STAR AWARD
  • 2018 ROOTS MUSIC REPORT – #1 BLUES ALBUM, #1 SOUL BLUES ALBUM  “HARD TO LOVE”
  • 2016 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS NOMINEE – BEST NEW ARTIST  AND  BEST ALBUM
  • 2016 MINNESOTA BLUES SOCIETY BEST SELF-PRODUCED ALBUM
  • 2018/2016 LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE TOP 50 ALBUMS CHART
  • 2016 ROOTS MUSIC REPORT’S TOP 100 TOP BLUES  ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
  • 2015 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE QUARTER-FINALIST

CURRENT RELEASE – “Hard to Love”

On “HARD TO LOVE”, Parker travels from the Memphis-style soul of “Envy” to the New Orleans-flavored “Ray.” The eminently danceable “Dizzy” inspires images of Motown’s Temptations and Four Tops dancing their signature choreography. The darkly simmering soul-blues ballad “Jigsaw Heart” finds Parker pondering where a rocky relationship is going. Singing with ever-present conviction, Parker asks more tough questions in “Who What When Where Why.” Despite being an ultimatum to a lover, the Stax-meets-Motown throw-down is another of the album’s infectious dance tunes. Parker hits more targets with the primal, Robert Johnson-based “Take My Heart and Run” and Chuck Berry-inspired rock and roll of “What Happened to Me.” More revelations appear in the album’s title song, “Hard to Love.” Turning from roots music, Parker exploits her voice’s beauty and range most of all in the piano-accompanied title track — a song in the melodic vein of the great American songbook. No matter what she’s singing — Joyann Parker’s songs have an emotional honesty.

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