Just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how we need to bring intimate lounge singing back. Nowadays, many singer-songwriters perform at large venues and even sometimes arenas. The days of catching a performer live at intimate venues such as the famed Cocoanut Grove are slim to none, but the style of the good ole days is alive and well.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter, Angela Parrish has a captivating voice that would fit perfectly in the confines of a small lounge or supper club. With musical inspirations coming from Carole King, Ray Charles, Eva Cassidy, Gregg Allman and Alison Krauss, the Kansas-born singer’s rich vocals have an authentic sound. Her songwriting commands your attention and resonates within.
Parrish just released her debut EP, Faithful and Tall. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams, R.E.M., Willie Nelson), the six track album features Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne, The Pretenders) on pedal steel, Dani Moz on harmonies, and guest vocals by Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. The EP is a hearty collection of music that speaks to you soul. Songs like “Firewalker” have an upbeat strut that will soon get stuck in your head, while the soulful slow moving sounds of “Runaway” will seduce your senses.
“The record Faithful and Tall is about strength, inspiration, bravery, and honesty, shares Parrish. The songs came from my family’s experience with my father’s Parkinson’s Disease, my own experience with ending a difficult relationship, and ultimately finding great joy in loving another.”
Taking it back to that classic lounge setting, Angela Parrish will perform at the Dresden in Los Feliz on Monday, December 7 at 8:30 p.m. (watch out Marty and Elayne!). Get there early, grab yourself a cozy both and martini, and watch Parrish’s vocal magic unravel.
Watch Angela Parrish’s new video for “Firewalker” below.