Joyann Parker believes music helps people carry on through troubled times. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter brings a celebration of her new recording Out of the Dark (Hopeless Romantic Records) to the The Jewell for two CD release shows Saturday, April 17, 6:30 and 9 p.m. The rootsy, blues-based, genre-blending disc is her second release. Out of the Dark showcases 11 new songs written by Parker and guitarist Mark Lamoine. Parker also co-produced the album with Lamoine and Kevin Bowe. Bowe is the Minneapolis-based producer, songwriter and guitarist whose credits include work with Etta James, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Replacements, Joe Cocker, John Mayall, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen. Parker recorded most of Out of the Dark at Bowe’s studio, the Kill Room. Parker is a classically trained pianist with a degree in music from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Parker scored the project’s basic arrangements while Bowe, in the words of the press materials, “put the sugar on top.” The Midwest Record pronounced Parker’s music “some of the smokiest, smokingest green-eyed soul you are going to encounter.” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes, “Joyann Parker is the best Twin Cities female singer you’ve never heard. Whatever she plays, Parker owns it .”
Find out more about Joyann Parker at joyannparker.com. Seating is limited, face masks are required and Covid protocols are observed at The Jewell. Purchase your ticket and review details including the safety protocols at https://jewellomaha.com/tc-events/26506/.