Christine Parker (Saturday, October 4, 2014)
Raised in Southern California, Christine Parker began playing piano at the early age of 4 when her parents noticed her affinity for all things music. She fell in love with songwriting as a teenager after composing her first song on the guitar, and continued to write and play music as she pursued education and a career.
After realizing music and songwriting needed to become more center stage, Christine began playing venues while living in the midwest. Drawing on such musical influences as Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, and Brandi Carlile, Christine Parker has won over crowds with her pure and soulful vocals and engaging lyrics. Her self-released debut EP, “The Journey Home,” was released in January 2012. Her full length studio album, "Looking Glass", was released in October 2013.
George Vargas, San Diego Union-Tribune: "Drawing from folk, country, urbane pop and jazz, the 11-song 'Looking Glass' shows Parker to be an accomplished singer-songwriter whose understated music makes some of its biggest impact in its most quiet moments."
Mark Pulliam, San Diego Troubadour: "Parker draws her influences from artists as varied as Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, and Alison Krauss, but to my ear the clarity and purity of her voice most closely resemble Joni Mitchell. Looking Glass is an auspicious debut."
Christine Parker will be joined for this concert by Marc Intravaia and Rick Nash (of the Eve Selis band), both of whom backed her on "Looking Glass".